2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 420 - NUCLEAR SAFETY
420 ILCS 15/ - Spent Nuclear Fuel Act.

(420 ILCS 15/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 230.20)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Spent Nuclear Fuel Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(420 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 230.21)
Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act, "spent nuclear fuel" means the irradiated energy source that is permanently removed from the core of a nuclear fission reactor either because it can no longer effectively sustain a chain reaction due to the depletion of fissionable isotopes and the build up of by-products that interferes with the chain reaction or because safety or operating concerns dictate such removal.
(Source: P.A. 81-1516.)


(420 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 230.22)
Sec. 2. No person may dispose of, store, or accept any spent nuclear fuel which was used in any power generating facility located outside this State, or transport into this State for disposal or storage any spent nuclear fuel which was used in any power generating facility located outside this State, unless the state of origin of such spent nuclear fuel has a facility, which is not part of a power generating facility, for the disposal or storage of spent nuclear fuel substantially like that of this State and has entered into a reciprocity agreement with this State. The determination as to whether the state of origin has a disposal or storage facility for spent nuclear fuel substantially like that of this State is to be made by the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and all reciprocity agreements must be approved by a majority of the members of both Houses of the General Assembly and approved and signed by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)


(420 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 230.23)
Sec. 3. Any person who violates any provision of this Act shall be liable to a civil penalty of not to exceed $10,000 for each violation and an additional civil penalty of not to exceed $1,000 for each day during which violation continues.
(Source: P.A. 81-1516, Art. II.)


(420 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 230.24)
Sec. 4. The State's Attorney in a county where a violation occurs or Attorney General may institute a civil action for immediate injunction to halt any activity which is in violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)


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