Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.300
Legislative findings.


The Legislature finds that tailings from active and inactive uranium and thorium mills pose a potential hazard from radiation to the health of persons in this State. It is essential for this State to regulate the activities of such mills to:

1.

Assure that every reasonable effort is made to provide for the stabilization, disposal and control of such tailings in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

2.

Minimize or prevent the diffusion of radon and other environmental hazards from such tailings.

3.

Reduce to the greatest extent practicable the need for long-term treatment and surveillance of such tailings.
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