Lawmakers OK bill regulating radioactive material

The Indiana Senate has passed legislation that would boost the state’s regulations for radioactive materials being shipped
within the state.

The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to send the bill sponsored by state Sen. Jim Arnold to the
Indiana House for consideration.

The LaPorte Democrat says his bill is needed to keep Indiana safe from dangerous
materials that require delicate handling because of their radiation threat.

His bill would require the state’s
Homeland Security agency to issue a permit for the transportation of radioactive materials within Indiana.

of radioactive material would have to tell the state how much material they plan to transport, when it will be shipped and
what route the shipments will take through the state.

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