N. Dakota legislature enacts new scrap regulations early

May 02, 2013 | 08:18 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap legislation, ferrous scrap, nonferrous scrap, metals recyclers, North Dakota legislature, Wayne Stenehjem, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — New laws aimed at stemming metals theft in North Dakota are now in effect, putting a cap on cash payments and requiring recyclers to boost their record-keeping.

"As the price of certain metals has surged, we have seen a dramatic increase in both the number of thefts and the value of the stolen items," Wayne Stenehjem, the state’s attorney general, said in a statement.....

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