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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 404
RADIATION
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F.S. 404.101
404.101 Impounding of sources of radiation.
(1) The department shall have the authority, in the event of an emergency, to impound or order the impounding of sources of ionizing radiation and the associated shielding in the possession of any person who is not equipped to observe, or who fails to observe, the provisions of this chapter, the rules promulgated hereunder, or any term or condition of a license or registration.
(2) The department may release such sources of ionizing radiation and the associated shielding to the owner thereof upon terms and conditions in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or may bring an action in the appropriate circuit court for an order directing the disposal of such sources of ionizing radiation and the associated shielding or other disposition so as to protect the public health and safety and the environment. The costs of decontamination, transportation, burial, disposal, or other disposition shall be borne by the owner, licensee, or other responsible party as determined by the department.
History.s. 1, ch. 78-373; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 10, 22, ch. 82-186; ss. 7, 17, 18, ch. 84-190; s. 4, ch. 91-429.
Note.Former s. 290.101.