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Bill would ease rules on radioactive shipments through Mo.

Apr 24, 2012
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Legislation before the Missouri House would make it easier and cheaper for a Canadian company to ship radioactive material through the state.

If the bill becomes law, Ontario-based Nordion Inc. would not have to pay fees or have shipments of colbat-60 undergo mandatory inspections in Missouri. The company sells colbat-60 for use sterilizing medical devices.

The Kansas City Star reports the amendment was written by a trade group for Nordion.