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WV Senate passes chemical storage tank bill

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The West Virginia Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill on Friday regulating chemical storage tanks.

The legislation was crafted after thousands of gallons of crude MCHM leaked into the Elk River and tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians.

The bill passed the House on Wednesday. It will now head back to the House for final approval of the Senate changes. If the house passes it, the bill will go to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for his signature.