Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact

It is the purpose of the party states, by entering into an interstate compact, to establish the means for cooperative effort in managing low-level radioactive waste; to ensure the availability and economic viability of sufficient facilities for the proper and efficient management of low-level radioactive waste generated within the region while preventing unnecessary and uneconomic proliferation of such facilities; to encourage reduction of the volume of low-level radioactive waste requiring disposal within the region; to restrict management within the region of low-level radioactive waste generated outside the region; to distribute the costs, benefits and obligations of low-level radioactive waste management equitably among the party states; and by these means to promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents within the region.
Category: Energy
Interstate Agency: Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Board

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Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Colorado C.R.S. Secs. 24-60-2201 to 24-60-2212 1982
Congress P. L. 99-240, Title II, 99 Stat.1859 1986
Nevada NRS 459.007, 459.008 1983
New Mexico NMSA 1978 Secs. 11-9A-1 to 11-9A-3 1983