The Dalles, OR Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance

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The Dalles, OR, US

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Type: Ordinance

Status: Adopted on 3/28/89

Source File: http://www.ci.the-dalles.or.us/public_docs/ordinances/PDFs/8.23_Nuclear%20Free%20Zone.pdf

Text:

GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 89-1099
NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND NUCLEAR POWER FREE ZONE ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF THE DALLES

In order to provide for the health, safety, economic well-being, and general welfare of local citizens, the people of the City of The Dalles hereby ordain that The Dalles shall be established as a nuclear free zone.

Section 1.
Nuclear weapons and their components shall not be produced, transported, stored, processed, disposed of, nor used within the City of The Dalles.

Section 2.
Nuclear-generated power shall not be produced in any form in the City of The Dalles.

Section 3.
Nuclear wastes that are direct by-products of nuclear weapons or nuclear power production shall not be stored in the City of The Dalles or transported on any City roads.

Section 4.
This ordinance shall not be construed to prohibit:

a. the research and application of nuclear medicine;
b. uses of fissionable materials for smoke detectors, light emitting watches and clocks, and other consumer products; or
c. any activity not specifically described in Sections 1, 2, and 3 above.

Section 5.
Any person, firm, or corporation violating the terms of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by no more than one year in jail, or a fine of $2,500, or both for each offense.

Section 6.
If any portion of this ordinance is hereafter declared invalid, all remaining portions shall remain in force and effect.

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