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Section 115273. (Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 513, Sec. 6.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §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.





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