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ENERGYSOLUTIONS REQUESTS EXEMPTION FROM MASS AND CONCENTRATION LIMITATIONS

On August 30, 2018, the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board held an emergency meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The purpose of the meeting was to review a request from EnergySolutions for an exemption from R313-25-9(5) of the Utah Administrative Code regarding mass and concentration limits. The materials […]

VERMONT YANKEE’S USED FUEL PLACED IN DRY STORAGE

On August 2, 2018, Holtec International announced the successful completion of the largest defueling project of a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) in the United States.  According to Holtec, the project was completed in record time. Entergy Nuclear signed a contract with Holtec to expeditiously defuel the Vermont Yankee spent fuel pool.  The overall project scope […]

GOVERNOR APPOINTS SALSMAN AND EDWARDS TO TEXAS COMPACT COMMISSION

On August 24, 2018, it was announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed John Salsman and appointed Lisa Edwards to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission for terms to expire on September 1, 2023.  The Texas Compact Commission manages the disposition of low-level radioactive waste, while maintaining the health, safety and welfare […]

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT CONTINUES NNSA PROGRAM RE VOLUNTARY PHASING OUT OF CESIUM CHLORIDE BLOOD IRRADIATION DEVICES

On August 13, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Public Law No. 115-232).  Amongst other things, the law directs the Administrator for Nuclear Security to continue working toward the voluntary phasing out of the use of blood irradiation devices in the United States […]

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Publications

The Commission is required by its By-Laws to meet twice each year. The Southeast Compact Commission’s fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Meetings are open to the public.

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Membership

The Southeast Compact Commission oversees the administration of the Compact agreement. The Commission is composed of two commissioners and two alternate commissioners appointed from each member state.

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Richard S. Hodes Award

THE RICHARD S. HODES, M.D. HONOR LECTURE AWARD honors the memory of its late chairman, Dr. Richard S. Hodes, a strong proponent for innovation in the field of low-level radioactive waste management.

Upcoming Meetings

Registration is now open for the 2019 Waste Management (WM) conference, which will be held at the Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from March 3-7, 2019. Overview The 2019 WM conference theme is “Encouraging Young Men & Women to Achieve Their Goals in Radwaste Management.”  The conference focus is promoting the next generation of radwaste management […]

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