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  260.705.  Definitions. — Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following words and phrases mean:

  (1)  "Care", the continued observation of a facility after closure for the purposes of detecting a need for maintenance, insuring environmental safety, and determining compliance with applicable licensure and regulatory requirements and including the correction of problems which are detected as a result of that observation;

  (2)  "Clean-up", all actions necessary to contain, collect, control, identify, analyze, treat, disperse, remove, or dispose of low-level radioactive waste;

  (3)  "Closure", measures which must be taken by a facility owner or operator when he determines that the facility shall no longer accept low-level radioactive waste;

  (4)  "Commission", the midwest interstate low-level radioactive waste commission;

  (5)  "Decommissioning", the measures taken at the end of a facility's operating life to assure the continued protection of the public from any residual radioactivity or other potential hazards present at a facility;

  (6)  "Facility", a parcel of land or site, together with the structures, equipment and improvements on or appurtenant to the land or site, which is used or is being developed for the treatment, storage or disposal of low-level radioactive waste;

  (7)  "Host state", any state which is designated by the commission to host a regional facility;

  (8)  "Low-level radioactive waste" or "waste", radioactive waste not classified as high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel or by-product material as defined in Section 11(e)(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954;

  (9)  "Midwest low-level radioactive waste compact", the midwest interstate compact on low-level radioactive waste as enacted by the Missouri general assembly;

  (10)  "Radioactive release", the emission, discharge, spillage, leakage, pumping, pouring, emptying or dumping of low-level radioactive waste into the biosphere which exceeds state or federal standards;

  (11)  "Region", the area of the party states to the midwest low-level radioactive waste compact;

  (12)  "Regional facility", a facility which is located within the region and which is established by a party state pursuant to designation of that state as a host state by the commission; and

  (13)  "Site", the geographic location of a facility.

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(L. 1983 1st Ex. Sess. S.B. 6 § 2, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)


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