Radioactive Waste Management (Minnesota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Minnesota

Name Radioactive Waste Management (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This section regulates the transportation and disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Minnesota, and establishes a Nuclear Waste Council to monitor the federal high-level radioactive waste disposal program. These regulations state that the construction of a radioactive waste facility in Minnesota as well as the transportation of radioactive waste for disposal into Minnesota must be expressly authorized by the Minnesota Legislature.

Any geologic or hydrologic drilling activities related to disposal require a permit from the Environmental Quality Board. This section also sets allowable levels for radionuclide release into groundwater. Specific regulations regarding exploratory drilling for high-level radioactive waste disposal can be found in the Minnesota Administrative Rules, sections 4100.7900-7934, below.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 116C.705-760
Date Effective 1984-1986
Date Enacted 1977

Authority 2: Minnesota Administrative Rules 4410.7900-7934
Date Effective 2003