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Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission Proposes Rules

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Texas Environmental Update, November 2010

The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission (the Commission) recently published proposed rules for comment that set forth the procedures and criteria for which exports and imports of low-level radioactive waste may be issued as well as fees for import. Texas participates in a Compact with Maine and Vermont and Texas is the Host State. The rules have been met with controversy and did not receive unanimous approval by the Commission. Critics argue that the proposed rules allow low-level radioactive waste from 36 other non-Compact states to be imported into Texas for disposal at a site that has not yet been issued a license, although licensure is anticipated by the end of the year. Comments are due on December 26, 2010. For more information, please go to http://www.tllrwdcc.org/.