§6501. Storage of radioactive material

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/157/06501
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

157

:
STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL






Subchapter

001
:
RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITY SITING










 

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6501. Storage of radioactive material

(a) No facility

for deposit, storage, reprocessing or disposal of spent nuclear fuel elements

or radioactive waste material shall be constructed or established in the state

of Vermont unless the general assembly first finds that it promotes the general

good of the state and approves, through either bill or joint resolution, a

petition for approval of the facility. No facility for the incineration of

low-level radioactive waste, as defined in subdivision 7001(7) of this title,

shall be constructed or established without a similar finding and approval.

(b) The

construction or establishment after July 1, 1980 of a low-level, temporary

storage facility is exempted from subsection (a) of this section. For the

purposes of this subsection, the term "low-level, temporary storage"

means storage of material:

(1) which is

produced by research, educational, industrial or medical uses not involving a

fission reactor; and

(2) which has an

overall radioactivity level, before any dilution, of less than one curie per

cubic foot; and

(3) which

either:

(A) is awaiting

transfer to a commercial disposal site; or

(B) is of a

material which spontaneously decreases its radioactivity level by one-half in

90 days or less. (Added 1977, No. 77, § 1, eff. April 26, 1977; amended 1979,

No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1989, No. 296 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 29,

1990.)
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