Nevada Public Health and Safety
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:
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.
Minimize or prevent the diffusion of radon and other environmental hazards from such tailings.
Reduce to the greatest extent practicable the need for long-term treatment and surveillance of such tailings.