Inspection Fees on Radioactive Waste could be Removed

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – Inspection fees on companies moving radioactive waste through Missouri would be eliminated under a bill in Jefferson City.

Democratic Representative Tom McDonald is opposed.

“There are a number of concerns that should be raised about this. It was ushered through quickly but I think we need to question some of the motives in removing the inspection fees at the point of origin.” said Representative McDonald.

House Transportation Chairman Charlie Dension says the real worry should be in not passing the measure.

“If we don’t have this bill in place then it is going to stop right at St. Louis and it doesn’t matter whether its been trucked or whether it’s on rail and it will be stopped right there until we pass a bill that will allow it across the state of Missouri” said Chairman Denison.

No immediate action was taken in the House Transportation Committee.

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