34-21-1.1Waste disposal--Approval required--Uranium ore and mine tailings excepted.

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 and the Legislature, except that uranium ore or uranium mine tailings are not affected by this section. Low level nuclear wastes may not be disposed of without approval of the department and secretary of agriculture and natural resources and in accordance with regulations promulgated according to this chapter and chapter 34A-6.

Source: SL 1977, ch 283; SL 1980, ch 242, § 2; SL 1991, ch 17 (Ex. Ord. 91-4), § 17; SL 2017, ch 159, § 1; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.