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After More Than 40 Years, EPA Will Act on Hazardous Industrial Spills


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After More Than 40 Years, EPA Will Act on Hazardous Industrial Spills

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency will put in place new safeguards to help protect communities from dangerous chemical spills at tens of thousands of industrial facilities nationwide, under the terms of a legal settlement approved by a federal district court in New York.

The agreement is meant to strengthen protections as called for by Congress more than four decades ago.

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