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  August 5, 2008 - View Full Release


Southeast Compact Commission Adopts Policy Statement
On Radiation Control In The United States

— Commission Urges National Policy on Ionizing Radiation —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Management (the Commission) has adopted a policy statement recommending that the United States Congress enact legislation establishing a national policy in regard to ionizing radiation, including the management of radioactive waste.


  November 8, 2004 - View Full Release


Southeast Compact Commission Announces the 2005 Richard S. Hodes, M.D.
Honor Lecture Award to be Presented to William P. Dornsife

— Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Radioactive Waste Management —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management has announced that the 2005 Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award will be presented to William P. Dornsife.


  February 6, 2004 - View Full Release


H.W. “Bud” Arrowsmith Honored with Inaugural Hodes Lecture Award
for Significant Contributions to Radioactive Waste Management

— Arrowsmith to Deliver a Distinguised Lecture at Waste Management Symposium in Tucson —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Management will formally present its first Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award to H.W. “Bud” Arrowsmith at 1:30 p.m. MST on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the Waste Management Symposium (WM’04) in Tucson, Ariz.


  October 1, 2003 - View Full Release


Southeast Compact Commission Announces the First Richard S. Hodes, M.D.
Honor Lecture Award to be Presented to W. H. “Bud” Arrowsmith

— Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Radioactive Waste Management —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Management today (October 1) announced that the first Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award
will be presented to W.H. “Bud” Arrowsmith. The award is presented to an individual, organization or
company that contributed in a significant way to improving the technology, policy or practices of lowlevel radioactive waste (LLRW) management in the United States.


  October 7, 2002 - View Full Release


North Carolina Sued in U.S. Supreme Court by Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and
Southeast Compact Commission Over Low-Level Radioactive Waste Responsibilities

— Lawsuit Says N.C. Failed to Meet Obligations —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Supreme court today (October 7) issued an order.

The States of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia and the Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management today (June 3) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to enforce $90 million in sanctions against the State of North Carolina. The suit accuses North Carolina of failing to comply with the provisions of North Carolina and the Southeast Compact laws and of not meeting its obligations as a member of the Compact.


  June 3, 2002 - View Full Release


North Carolina Sued in U.S. Supreme Court by Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and
Southeast Compact Commission Over Low-Level Radioactive Waste Responsibilities

— Lawsuit Says N.C. Failed to Meet Obligations —

RALEIGH, N.C. – The States of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia and the Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management today (June 3) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to enforce $90 million in sanctions against the State of North Carolina. The suit accuses North Carolina of failing to comply with the provisions of North Carolina and the Southeast Compact laws and of not meeting its obligations as a member of the Compact.


  April 4, 2002 - View Full Release


Southeast Compact Commission Elects
New Slate of Officers

— Compact Commission Selects New Chairman for the
First Time since Its Inception —

RALEIGH, N.C. – At its 72nd Business Meeting on April 2, the Southeast Compact Commission for Low-level Radioactive Waste Management elected its Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer.


  July 10, 2000 - View Full Release


Southeast Compact Commission Takes Legal Action
In U.S. Supreme Court against North Carolina

— Compact Commission Moves to Enforce Sanctions on N.C. for Failure to Meet
Legal Obligations Concerning Low-Level Radioactive Waste —

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-level Radioactive Waste Management today (July 10) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against the State of North Carolina. The action was taken by the Commission to enforce $90 million in sanctions against North Carolina for the state’s failure to comply with the provisions of the Southeast Compact law and to fulfill its obligations as a party state to the Compact.