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Congress Moves On Plant Safety, Rerouting

1:36 PM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Senate has passed a military funding bill that includes language that would prevent the federal government from preempting state chemical plant security laws. In a separate bill, the House passed language that would require rerouting of some hazardous materials through high-threat urban regions and other areas of concern. Both bills, however, are far from clearing the full Congress, executives say. The Senate appropriations bill faces a veto by President Bush because it includes deadlines for troop withdrawal from Iraq. The House transportation security bill...

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