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New State Water Board information has revealed approximately half of California’s landfills are contaminated to some degree with radioactivity. Such facilities are neither licensed nor designed to dispose of this type of waste. Hazardous waste landfills, which are lined to avoid the migration of contaminants into underlying groundwater or soil, have been proven to leach toxins due to liner degradation. Disposing of radioactive waste in hazardous waste landfills poses an avoidable threat to human health and the environment.
The Radiation Safety Act of 2003 (SB 13-Romero) would prohibit the disposal of radioactive waste except in licensed facilities, and ban recycling radioactive material. Recycling such material could contaminate metals used in consumer products such as braces silverware.
Please contact Sen. Gloria Romero and voice your support for SB 13, the
Radiation Safety Act of 2003:
The Honorable Gloria Romero
State Capitol, Room 5051 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-1418