Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact

Texas is the host state. Hudspeth County is the disposal facility site. The interstate compact that will allow Maine and Vermont to ship their low-level radioactive waste to Texas won U.S. Congressional approval in September of 1998. Under the agreement, the New England states of Maine and Vermont would ship their low-level waste from hospitals and industries to Texas in exchange for payments to Texas of $25 million apiece. In addition, both Maine and Vermont will pay $2.5 million to the county hosting such a disposal site.
Category: Energy
Interstate Agency: Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority
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Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Congress PL 105-236 1998
Texas V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Sec. 403.006 1993
Vermont V.S.A. Title 10, Ch. 162, Sec. 7060 1994