United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Low-Level Waste Disposal Oversight

The three operating low-level radioactive waste disposal sites in the U.S. are regulated by Agreement States (Utah, South Carolina, and Washington). Each State has an oversight program that consists of periodic inspections of the facilities. The inspectors examine whether incoming shipments are properly documented and analyzed for their radioactive material content. They also ensure that licensees properly implement the radiation safety and waste disposal requirements.
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, March 25, 2013