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Meeting at Legislature

Pat McCartney

Senate Bill 521 calls for a two-year study of the gasoline additive MTBE, and would require the state health director to take preventive measures if the organic compound is found to pose a threat to public health. Sponsored by Sen. Richard Mountjoy, R-Arcadia.

What: Senate Bill 1189 would require the state health director to set standards for exposure to MTBE in water supplies. Further calls for notification of gasoline leaks to local water suppliers, and makes oil industry liable for cleaning up gasoline leaks.

Status: Both bills have passed the state senate, with amendments added. Each will go next to the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee.

When: 1:30 Wednesday.

Where: State Capitol in Sacramento, Room 444.


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