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Northwest Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management

The party states recognize that low-level radioactive wastes are generated by essential activities and services that benefit the citizens of the states. It is further recognized that the protection of the health and safety of the citizens of the party states and the most economical management of low-level radioactive wastes can be accomplished through cooperation of the states in minimizing the amount of handling and transportation required to dispose of such wastes and through the cooperation of the states in providing facilities that serve the region. It is the policy of the party states to undertake the necessary cooperation to protect the health and safety of the citizens of the party states and to provide for the most economical management of low-level radioactive wastes on a continuing basis. It is the purpose of this compact to provide the means for such a cooperative effort among the party states so that the protection of the citizens of the states and the maintenance of the viability of the states' economies will be enhanced while sharing the responsibilities of radioactive low-level waste management.
Category: Energy
Interstate Agency: Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Committee

Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Alaska Alaska: AS Secs. 46.45.010 to 46.45.020 1983
Congress P. L. 99-240, Title II, 99 Stat.1859 1986
Hawaii HRS Secs. 339K-1 to 339K-4 1982
Idaho I.C. Secs. 39-3025, 39-3026 1981
Montana MCA 50-79-501, 50-79-502 1983
Oregon ORS 469.930 1981
Utah U.C.A. 1953, 19-3-201 to 19-3-205 1982
Washington RCW 43.145.010 et seq. 1989
Wyoming W.S. Secs. 9-6-206 to 9-6-210 1992