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Central Midwest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact

The Central Midwest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact was developed as an effort to facilitate the efficient and proper management of low-level radioactive waste generated within the Midwest region. The compact provides for the instrument and framework for a cooperative effort; providing sufficient facilities for the proper management 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 manage low-level radioactive waste generated in the region effectively and efficiently; promoting the volume and source reduction of low-level radioactive waste generated in the region; distributing the costs, benefits and obligations of successful low-level radioactive waste management equitably among the party states and among generators and other persons who use regional facilities to manage their waste; ensuring the ecological and economical management of low-level radioactive waste, including the prohibition of shallow-land burial of waste; and promoting the use of above-ground facilities and other disposal technologies providing greater and safer confinement of low-level radioactive waste than shallow-land burial facilities.
Category: Energy
Interstate Agency: Central Midwest Compact Commission

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Congress P. L. 99-240, title II, 99 Stat. 1859 1986
Illinois 45 ILCS 140/0.01 et seq. 420 ILCS 20/1 et seq. 1983
Kentucky KRS Sec. 211.859, 211.861-869 1986