(b) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has attained federal agreement state
status and thereby has assumed regulatory authority over low-level radioactive
waste from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Section 274b
Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014).
It is the purpose of this Act to establish a comprehensive program
for the storage, treatment, and disposal of low-level radioactive wastes
in Illinois. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the program
provide for the management of these wastes in the safest manner possible
and in a manner that creates the least risk to human health and the
environment of Illinois and that the program encourage to the fullest
extent possible the use of environmentally sound waste management practices
alternative to land disposal including waste recycling, compaction,
incineration and other methods to reduce the amount of wastes produced, and
to ensure public participation in all phases of the development of this
radioactive waste management program.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)