On January 22, the West Virginia Senate Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to weaken standards for the amount of aluminum permissible in streams.
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The proposed revision would change the water quality standard for aluminum from a fixed standard to one that is indexed to the water’s hardness value. This would result in a 13-fold increase in the acute standard and a 46-fold increase in the chronic standard.
Response to the water crisis is a prime topic facing the 2014 Legislature.
"This was the first test of the Legislature's commitment to safe water following the Freedom chemical disaster. They failed badly” said Jim Sconyers, Chair of the WV Sierra Club.