Action Alert: Say No to Removing Regulations of Tanks Near Drinking Water Intakes
Now they want all of these tanks exempt, even the ones within feet of drinking water intakes. We must hold the line and say that all tanks within ZCCs should have the standards and oversight mechanisms of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. Say no to HB4079.
We know from the Freedom Industries tank leak that caused the WV Water Crisis what can go terribly wrong when tanks in ZCCs are overlooked. 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 puts us in more danger because there is the added concern of not having enough time to respond if tank fails.
The House Energy committee meets this Tuesday and is expected to consider this bill. Please contact members of the committee now to say, no breaks for tanks in ZCCs – reject HB4079!