The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act: An Overview

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Mostaghel, Deborah M.
radioactive waste; nuclear power; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; LLRWPA; nuclear waste disposal; Environmental Law; Other Law
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This paper, answering questions raised in an earlier article, first sets out the events and policies that led to the enactment of the federal law and amendments that authorize state-organized regional radioactive waste disposal. After analyzing what the amended statute requires, it examines the states' progress in forming and siting compacts. This article also considers the effects of state challenges to the Act and its Amendments. Finally, the conclusion notes problem areas that should be addressed with regard to nuclear waste disposal.