Lawmakers Pass Stray Voltage Law

angell street Channel 10 reports,

Rhode Island lawmakers have voted to require the state’s main electric utility to check for so-called “stray voltage” following the death of a dog that stepped on an electrified manhole cover in Providence.

The danger was revealed in an NBC 10 I-Team report last year.

The state House and the state Senate signed off on legislation directing National Grid to check its systems for spots in which voltage from frayed power lines electrifies metal objects like street lamps or manhole covers.

This one’s for Luna.

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