[JURIST] New legislation has been proposed to tighten regulations on chemical storage facilities following a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents. 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Charleston owned by Freedom Industries and entered the Elk River on January 9. In response, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin [official website] proposed a bill [AP report] that would require annual inspections of above-ground chemical storage tanks which are currently...

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