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Cadmium task force gets off to rocky start

From left: Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-17), Rep. David Baram (D-15), and Rep. Diana Urban (D-43) (Christine Stuart photo)
From left: Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-17), Rep. David Baram (D-15), and Rep. Diana Urban (D-43) (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A task force that was created to determine an acceptable level cadmium in children’s jewelry got off to a rocky start Wednesday when the decision to appoint two jewelry industry experts was questioned by state Rep. Diana Urban (D-43).

Urban, who co-chairs the Children’s Committee and the cadmium task force, said there was a “gentlewoman’s agreement” on the floor of the House that if a lawmaker was unable to serve on the task force they would try and appoint another lawmaker to the position.

Instead, Rep. Whit Betts (R-Bristol) and Sen. Art Linares (R-Westbrook) appointed Anthony DeGeorge, director of quality assurance for Fashion Accessories in Rhode Island, and Brent Cleaveland, executive director of Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association of Rhode Island.

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  1. Suzanne

    I am unceasingly amazed at how our State Government uses their time, money and effort and on what issues. It is not enough that the DCF has not been thoroughly audited with 19 children dying under their watch, that seniors and the disabled facilities are THOUSANDS of inspections behind in determining health and safety: no, jewelry, not lives, is what is important in this here ol’ Nutmeg state. For shame!

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