Early on in the session, we had concerns about HB 4079 – a bill that deregulated above ground storage tanks in Zones of Critical Concern (ZCC). ZCCs are areas directly upstream from public drinking water intakes in which a released contaminant will reach the intake within five hours. Exempting tanks in ZCCs from regulation would have put us in more danger because there is the added concern of not having enough time to respond if the tank fails.
Thanks to calls and emails galore from concerned citizens like you, the bill died in committee. ZCCs remain unharmed, and we are committed to clean drinking water for all in West Virginia!
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