Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.280
Removal of radioactive waste, machinery or equipment by employee from area for disposal prohibited; penalties.


A person who is employed at an area used for the disposal of radioactive waste and removes from the disposal area any of that waste, or without prior written authorization from the Chief Medical Officer removes from the disposal area for his or her own personal use any machinery or equipment belonging to the operator of the area and used within the area where the waste is buried, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 364 days, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.


If a person who violates this section is employed by the operator of the disposal area, the operator may be assessed an administrative penalty of not more than $10,000, in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
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Feb. 5, 2021