DENVER — A U.S. Senate hearing tomorrow will address issues stemming from the recent chemical spill in West Virginia, according to a press release.
The Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing will examine the safety and security of drinking water supplies following the Charleston-area crisis, the release reported.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant; Erik Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Brent Fewell, vice president of environmental compliance for United Water; and Michael W. McNulty, general manager of the Putnam Public Service District are among those expected to testify at the hearing, noted the release.
The hearing comes along with the introduction of the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act, which will streamline oversight of chemical facilities and strengthen states' ability to prevent chemical spills that threaten drinking water supplies, according to the release.
Read the full release here.
Read Water Technology’s continuing coverage of the water crisis in West Virginia here: