Okla. panel OKs restrictions on radiation info

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Associated Press

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 5:04 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma House committee has advanced a proposal to keep information about radioactive material and other sources of radiation — including where it's located and any safety measures — out of the public eye.

The Utility and Environmental Regulation Committee approved the bill without opposition Tuesday. It has already passed the Senate and now heads to the full House for consideration.

Sen. Frank Simpson of Springer introduced the measure and says it's meant to prevent someone from using the information for "some unsavory purpose" such as theft or terrorist attacks. He says measures are in place for the release of the information for public health concerns, but his bill would create another layer of restrictions.

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