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WASHINGTON (February 13, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in support of S. 460 , the Drinking Water Protection Act,  introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

"We commend Senators Portman and Brown for helping to protect America's drinking water from cyanotoxins caused by harmful algal blooms. A strategic plan will improve coordination among federal agencies and facilitate consultation with key authorities, including public water systems, research institutions and companies that provide relevant water treatment options.

"The chemistry industry is proud to have developed a full range of solutions, including activated carbon, ion-exchange resins, and membrane technology, that help safeguard drinking water supplies."

"We look forward to consideration of the Drinking Water Protection Act by the Environment and Public Works Committee and timely passage by the Senate."

Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio)  introduced a similar version in the House that has been approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee.


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