2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 159

(HB 1071)

Legislative approval before any high level nuclear waste
may be processed or deposited within state boundaries.


        ENTITLED, An Act to require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That ยง 34-21-1.1 be amended to read:

    34-21-1.1. The containment, disposal, or deposit of high level and nuclear fuel cycle wastes, defense wastes, nuclear wastes, radioactive substances, or radioactively contaminated materials or the processing of high level nuclear wastes may not be established, allowed or permitted within the boundaries of the State of South Dakota, unless prior approval has been granted by the Governor or upon his request and the Legislature, except that uranium ore or uranium mine tailings shall are not be affected by this section. Low level nuclear wastes may not be disposed of without approval of the department and secretary of environment and natural resources and in accordance with regulations promulgated according to this chapter and chapter 34A-6.

     Signed March 8, 2017
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