WV Senators Introduce Legislation in Washington On Storage Tanks

Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Jay Rockefeller, both of West Virginia, and Senator Barbara Boxer of California introduced legislation Tuesday in Washington aimed at keeping water supplies safe. The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act includes what the lawmakers call common sense measures like inspections, and outlines ways to make the country prepared for future chemical incidents or emergencies. A news release says the bill would require routine inspections of above-ground storage tanks and allow states to recoup costs incurred from responding to emergencies.