The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

“Radioactive waste materials disposal plant” means any building, structure, place or area where radioactive waste materials resulting from the activities and procedures of others are gathered, collected, stored, repackaged or reprocessed for ultimate disposition.

“Radioactive wastes” means waste materials contaminated with or containing radioactivity.

“Radioactivity” means the disintegration of unstable atomic nuclei by the emission of radiation, with a definite half-life.

(Code 1971, § 15-82)

The governing body has considered and deemed it to be in the public interest, convenience and necessity to require the regulation of storage and transportation of radioactive materials within the city, to protect the inhabitants of the city against the extreme hazards of, and incident to, the unregulated storage and transportation thereof. To that end, the purposes of this article are specifically declared to be to protect the people against demonstrated health hazards resulting from exposure to radioactive materials by regulating levels of radioactivity of materials stored or transported within the city, and prohibiting the establishment, operation or maintenance of any radioactive waste material disposal plant within the boundaries of the city.

(Code 1971, § 15-81)

Any person violating any provision of this article shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense, and shall reimburse the city for any costs of abatement of any conduct or condition in violation hereof.

(Code 1971, § 15-86)

It shall be unlawful to establish, operate or maintain any radioactive waste material disposal plant within the boundaries of the city.

(Code 1971, § 15-83)

Radioactive waste materials created, originating or resulting within the boundaries of the city and which require transportation on the public streets, roads and highways for ultimate disposal shall be first properly packaged, repackaged, treated, processed and shielded in accordance with the requirements of all applicable state or federal statutes or regulations. The transporting, on the public streets, roads and highways within the corporate limits of the city, of radioactive waste materials in a state or condition requiring further safety measures, treatment, processing, packaging, repackaging or shielding before removal from the city for ultimate disposal constitutes a danger to the lives, health, safety and welfare of persons within the city, and any person so transporting or participating in so transporting the same shall be strictly liable for any and all consequential damages to persons or property arising therefrom.

(Code 1971, § 15-84)

By the provisions of this article, it is not intended to prohibit any licensed doctors, physicians or other practitioners of the healing arts, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, institutions of learning and research, schools, colleges and universities, industries, or any person, firm, business, association or corporation lawfully using such radioactive materials, from individually or cooperatively disposing of radioactive waste materials by methods or means meeting the requirements of all applicable state and federal statutes or regulations.

(Code 1971, § 15-85)