Santabarbara bill that regulates transfer of waste by rail passes assembly

Assemblyman Angelo Sanatbarbara is declaring victory – as a bill he co-sponsored to regulate transfer of waste by rail has passed the state assembly.

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The bill is designed to make sure that waste transferred by rail in New York State is contained, to prevent odors, leaks, and spills.
It requires D.E.C. to require rail cars to be covered before exiting the transfer station.

All rail cars that emit odors must also be sealed with hard lids.
The bill must still clear the senate.