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211.892 Legislative finding. It is the finding of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that the <br>original concept of shallow-land nuclear burial sites has not been met in Kentucky in that <br>measurable amounts of radioactivity have been released to the surrounding environment <br>from an existing nuclear waste facility. The mechanism for providing for the financing of <br>perpetual care and maintenance of such a site has proven to be inadequate and also did <br>not take into consideration early closing of the site. The detection of radioactivity in a <br>new unused trench on such site provided unequivocal evidence that migration of <br>radioactive liquids can and did occur in a subsurface manner. Current knowledge of the <br>complex geologic and hydrologic features of such site is insufficient to develop a model <br>capable of predicting future behavior of the site. It is the intent of the General Assembly <br>that because of these problems, the existing site should remain closed unless solutions are <br>found which will assure site safety and integrity and remedy all of the aforesaid problems. <br>It is at this time in the best interest of the public health and safety of the citizens of the <br>Commonwealth that the state maintain ownership and, thus, ultimate decision-making <br>authority over nuclear waste sites located within its borders. Effective: July 15, 1980 <br>History: Created 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980.

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211.892 Legislative finding. It is the finding of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that the <br>original concept of shallow-land nuclear burial sites has not been met in Kentucky in that <br>measurable amounts of radioactivity have been released to the surrounding environment <br>from an existing nuclear waste facility. The mechanism for providing for the financing of <br>perpetual care and maintenance of such a site has proven to be inadequate and also did <br>not take into consideration early closing of the site. The detection of radioactivity in a <br>new unused trench on such site provided unequivocal evidence that migration of <br>radioactive liquids can and did occur in a subsurface manner. Current knowledge of the <br>complex geologic and hydrologic features of such site is insufficient to develop a model <br>capable of predicting future behavior of the site. It is the intent of the General Assembly <br>that because of these problems, the existing site should remain closed unless solutions are <br>found which will assure site safety and integrity and remedy all of the aforesaid problems. <br>It is at this time in the best interest of the public health and safety of the citizens of the <br>Commonwealth that the state maintain ownership and, thus, ultimate decision-making <br>authority over nuclear waste sites located within its borders. Effective: July 15, 1980 <br>History: Created 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 211-00 > 892

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211.892 Legislative finding. It is the finding of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that the <br>original concept of shallow-land nuclear burial sites has not been met in Kentucky in that <br>measurable amounts of radioactivity have been released to the surrounding environment <br>from an existing nuclear waste facility. The mechanism for providing for the financing of <br>perpetual care and maintenance of such a site has proven to be inadequate and also did <br>not take into consideration early closing of the site. The detection of radioactivity in a <br>new unused trench on such site provided unequivocal evidence that migration of <br>radioactive liquids can and did occur in a subsurface manner. Current knowledge of the <br>complex geologic and hydrologic features of such site is insufficient to develop a model <br>capable of predicting future behavior of the site. It is the intent of the General Assembly <br>that because of these problems, the existing site should remain closed unless solutions are <br>found which will assure site safety and integrity and remedy all of the aforesaid problems. <br>It is at this time in the best interest of the public health and safety of the citizens of the <br>Commonwealth that the state maintain ownership and, thus, ultimate decision-making <br>authority over nuclear waste sites located within its borders. Effective: July 15, 1980 <br>History: Created 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980.

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