LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 204 of 1987
333.26210 Final siting criteria; establishment; minimum requirement.
The authority shall establish final siting criteria that at a minimum excludes a candidate site that is any of the following:
(a) Located in a 500-year floodplain.
(b) Located over a sole source aquifer.
(c) Located 1 mile or less from a fault where tectonic movement has occurred within the 10,000 years preceding the effective date of this act.
(d) Not sufficiently large to assure that an isolation distance of 3,000 feet or more from the disposal unit and adjacent property lines is available.
(e) Has wetlands within the boundaries of the candidate site as defined in part 303 (wetland protection) of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30301 to 324.30323 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(f) An environmental area or a high risk area as defined in part 323 (shorelands protection and management) of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.32301 to 324.32315 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(g) A floodway designated under part 31 (water resources protection) of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.3101 to 324.3119 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(h) Located where the hydrogeology beneath the site discharges groundwater to the land surface within 3,000 feet of the boundaries of the candidate site.
(i) Located within 10 miles of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Saint Marys river, Detroit river, St. Clair river, or lake St. Clair. This subdivision shall not apply to a site that is located at or adjacent to a nuclear power generating facility.
History: 1987, Act 204, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 1987
Am. 1996, Act 68, Imd. Eff. Feb. 26, 1996
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