New Bill Protecting Water Supply Clears Another Hurdle
A legislative committee unanimously passed an amended bill Wednesday that proposes new regulations for above-ground storage tanks following last month's chemical spill. The latest version of the bill passed by the House health committee would require annual inspections for tanks like the one at Freedom Industries that leaked chemicals January 9th. The proposal also requires public water systems to have plans in place to protect their water from spills, and react quickly when they occur. The bill has two more House committee stops. The Senate already passed its own version.