Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Public Utilities Commission|
|Primary Website|| http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/35-A/title35-Asec4371.html
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
All proposed nuclear power generation facilities must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission under this statute prior to construction and operation. The facility may be certified if the Nuclear Regulatory Agency has identified and approved a demonstrable technology or means for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste from this type of facility; specific facilities with adequate capacity to contain high level nuclear waste are in actual operation, or will be in operation, at the time the nuclear power plant being certified requires the means for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste; and the disposal of high-level nuclear waste proposed for any nuclear power plant to be certified according to this subchapter is in full conformity with the technology approved by the authorized agency of the Federal Government. No nuclear fission thermal power plant licensee may store or maintain in on-site spent fuel element pools or other on-site temporary storage facilities any spent nuclear fuel which was removed from the nuclear reactor core more than 3 years previously.
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Address||101 Second St., Hallowell, ME, 04347|
|Address 2||18 State House Station, Augusta, ME|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||35-A M.R.S.A. 4371-4376|
|Date Enacted|| 1987