REGIONAL COMPACT NEWS

The Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact has secured an approximately 50 year arrangement with the State of South Carolina for access to the LLRW disposal facility in Barnwell, South Carolina for LLRW generated in New Jersey and Connecticut. The arrangement includes the admittance of South Carolina to the Northeast Compact that will now be known as the Atlantic Compact.  You can visit the Atlantic Compact website at http://www.atlanticcompact.org.

This arrangement was secured without the use of taxpayer monies. Details of this arrangement can be found in the following documents:

Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Final Rule for Declaration of Party State Eligibility, May 15, 2000

April 28, 2000 letter from Jim Hodges, Governor of South Carolina, to Kevin McCarthy, Chairman of the Northeast Compact regarding a petition for declaration of South Carolina as eligible to join the Northeast Compact

Atlantic Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Implementation Act, signed by Governor Hodges on June 6, 2000


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