WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dan Rostenkowski plans to offer an amendment to pending Superfund legislation that would permit private firms to use tax-exempt bonds to clean up contaminated industrial sites for redevelopment, an aide to the congressman said Friday.

The Illinois Democrat expects to propose the amendment when the House Ways and Means Committee meets to draft its portion of the bill, which would reauthorize the so-called Superfund law. That statute sets requirements for cleaning up hazardous waste sites.

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