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Public Hearing On Above-Ground Storage Tanks This Evening; WCHSTV.Com To Stream Event Live

Reported: Feb. 3, 2014 10:19 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 12:30 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A public hearing in the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber is scheduled Monday to give residents a chance to voice their opinions on new regulations in the works on above-ground storage tanks.

The hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. in the House of Delegates Chamber, East Side of the Capitol, Building 1. The hearing will be streamed live on our website
here.

"The House leadership would like to give everyone who wants input in this important legislation to have the opportunity to participate," House Speaker Tim Miley said in a news release. "Legislation of this magnitude should be addressed very methodically and with great care. We want to ensure that the final product takes meaningful steps to truly protect our state's water supply and the health of the public."

The House of Delegates Health Committee, which will be the first committee to consider Senate Bill 373, is hosting the hearing jointly with the House Judiciary and Finance committees.

House Health Chairman Don Perdue said the legislation in the midst of the chemical leak and water crisis is very important.

"This is public health issue No. 1 for the Legislature," Perdue said. “Once we've heard from all interested parties, we intend to get to work fine tuning a bill."

To view the Senate bill, go here, click on "Bill Status" and enter 373.



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