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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 9. RADIATION [114650 - 115342]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 8. Radiation Control Law [114960 - 115273]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 19. Radioactive Waste Reduction [115273- 115273.]
  ( Article 19 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 513, Sec. 6. )

115273.
  

In implementing this chapter, the department, consistent with other requirements imposed by this chapter to protect public health and safety, shall promote the reduction of low-level radioactive waste generated, both in volume and radioactivity, by encouraging waste reduction practices, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a)  The minimization of waste produced by employing best practices to reduce the amount of contaminated materials;

(b)  The substitution and use of nonradioactive materials or radioactive materials with shorter radioactive half-lives; and

(c)  The compaction of low-level radioactive waste to reduce the volume of waste that must be transported and disposed of in the state.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 513, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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