Some anxious Tennessee legislators have been reassured that a newly installed sink in the state capitol is for janitors to wash their mops not for Muslims to wash their feet before prayer.

The AP's Eric Schelzig reports that State Sen. Bill Ketron had raised the concerns after the sink appeared in a men's restroom near the House chamber during recent $16 million renovations.

Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey said he had been approached by a House and Senate member to inquire about the new sink, which replaced a utility version that was mounted higher on the wall and was used for filling and emptying buckets.

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