Waterworks association testifies to Congress on chemical-security rules

04/8/2010 | WaterWorld Magazine

Chemical-security legislation must let state utility authorities decide on which water disinfectants to use, as well as keep sensitive water information from non-key personnel, the American Water Works Association said in its statement to a Senate committee. "It does not make sense (and could cause harm) to legislate outcomes which prohibit the use of particular chemicals, including chlorine gas," AWWA said. Meanwhile, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has introduced a bill to let the Department of Homeland Security extend its anti-terrorism standards for chemical facilities.

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