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Week highlights accuracy in scales, gas pumps
by Associated Press
Mar 05, 2012 | 550 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS (AP) — Nevada officials are putting the spotlight on the little-known agency that tests gas pumps and cash register scales to make sure consumers aren’t getting gypped.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is marking Weights and Measures Week through March 7. The agency was expected to show Gov. Brian Sandoval the complex equipment the department uses to regulate commercial transactions.

The state’s Bureau of Weights and Measures makes sure gas pumps are dispensing the quantity of fuel they say they’re dispensing, and truck scales are accurate on whether a vehicle is overweight.

Officials say the agency plays a vital role in protecting consumers.

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