Anti-nuclear Ordinance Imperils Library Self-Check Systems

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that patron self-check machines at the public library in the California community of Berkeley might not be serviced. 3M, the company designated by the manufacturer as an authorized maintainer, refused to sign a nuclear-free disclosure form required by a local ordinance. The library asked the city’s Peace & Justice Commission for a waiver of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act requirements and was denied.

Conservative bloggers Kate McMillan and Mark Steyn flagged the story at their respective blogging sites.