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Bill Number: 2039 Ratification Number: 24 Act Number 11 Introducing Body: House Subject: Processing nuclear fuel, penalties
(A11, R24, H2039)
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT IN THIS STATE THE COMMERCIAL PROCESSING, REPROCESSING AND STORAGE OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL AND HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE GENERATED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TO RESTRAIN ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Processing spent nuclear fuel, penalties
Section 1. It shall be unlawful in this State for any commercial firm to accept for processing, reprocessing or storage or to process, reprocess or store any spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste generated in a foreign country. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined twenty-five thousand dollars for each day such illegal activity is conducted. In addition the Attorney General may, in appropriate circumstances, obtain injunctive relief to restrain further violations in the circuit court of the county in which such violations occurred.
Section 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the processing, reprocessing or storage of spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste funded by the federal government.Time effective
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.