Radioactive Waste Section
The Radioactive Waste Section of the Radiation Control Program was formed in September 1994. The section is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of rules complying with the provisions of the Texas Compact and provide staff support to the Advisory Commission on Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning. This section is staffed by Thomas Hillman, who can be reached at (207)287-8401.
The Maine Legislature voted to exit the Texas compact (effective April 5, 2002) with public law chapter 629 as an emergency measure to save Maine electric ratepayers the $25 million fee that Maine would have to pay to Texas otherwise. The compact language required a two year period before withdrawal would take effect, therefore April 5, 2004. It was the legislature's belief that since radioactive waste disposal is available from private firms (not compact exclusive of out of state waste) for all the radioactive waste generated in Maine, other than Maine Yankee, that the Texas compact was no longer necessary, and not an acceptable cost.
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