Unless the context clearly requires otherwise the following definitions apply throughout
(1) “Nuclear incident” means any occurrence within this state causing, within or without
this state, bodily injury, sickness, disease or death; loss or damage to property;
or loss of use of property arising out of the resultant radioactive, toxic, explosive,
or other hazardous properties of radioactive wastes being stored in or being transported
to or from a waste repository in this state.
(2) “Operator” means the entity or entities that have been given responsibility for
constructing, operating, or monitoring waste repositories or transporting radioactive
waste and may include the United States and its federal agencies.
(3) “Radioactive waste” includes, but is not limited to, high-level radioactive waste,
low-level radioactive waste, transuranic radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, and
radioactive defense waste. It does not include de minimis radioactive waste.
(4) “Spent nuclear fuel” means fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor
following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by
(5) “Waste repository” means any system which is intended or may be used for the disposal
or storage of radioactive waste including permanent disposal systems, interim storage
systems, monitored retrievable storage systems, defense waste storage systems, test
and evaluation facilities, or similar systems.
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