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Committee OKs Public Records Exclusion for Treatment Plants

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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in a party-line vote, approved a bill that would seriously erode the public’s…

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in a party-line vote, approved a bill that would seriously erode the public’s right to information about safety hazards at wastewater treatment plants that store significant quantities of chlorine gas. The bill, S 2781, would override state law as well. Operators would only have to certify their security and safety plans to the Department of Homeland Security. It is not entitled to a copy. (5/23/06)

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