Bill would require bittering agent be added to antifreeze

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A bittering agent would be added to antifreeze under a proposal that passed the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Sen. Raymond Finney, R-Maryville, was unanimously approved on Wednesday. Manufacturers that don't comply would be fined.

Finney said the measure is necessary to deter children and animals from drinking antifreeze, which has a sweet taste.

The companion legislation is in a House committee.

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