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Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact

It is the policy of the party states to enter into a regional low-level radioactive waste disposal compact for the purpose of providing the instrument and framework for a cooperative effort; providing sufficient facilities for the proper disposal of low-level radioactive waste generated in the region; protecting the health and safety of the citizens of the region; limiting the number of facilities required to effectively and efficiently dispose of low-level radioactive waste generated in the region; encouraging source reduction and the environmentally sound treatment of waste that is generated to minimize the amount of waste to be disposed of; ensuring that the costs, expenses, liabilities, and obligations of low-level radioactive waste disposal are paid by generators and other persons who use compact facilities to dispose of their waste; ensuring that the obligations of low-level radioactive waste disposal that are the responsibility of the party states are shared equitably among them; ensuring that the party states that comply with the terms of this compact and fulfill their obligations under it share equitably in the benefits of the successful disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and ensuring the environmentally sound, economical, and secure disposal of low-level radioactive wastes.
Category: Energy
Interstate Agency: Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission

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Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Congress P. L. 99-240, Title II, 99 Stat. 1859 1986
Indiana IC 13-29-1 to 13-29-1.1-2 1983
Iowa I.C.A. Sec. 457B.1 1983
Minnesota M.S.A. Sec. 116C.831 et seq. 1983
Missouri V.A.M.S. Sec. 260.700 1983
Ohio RC 3747.01-3747.03, 3747.05 1984
Wisconsin W.S.A. 14.81 1984