NJ To Take Over Nuclear Regulation From Feds

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 2:02 PM EDT) -- New Jersey and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have finalized a deal handing regulatory duties over certain radioactive materials to the state as part of the commission's Agreement State Program.

The NRC announced Monday that New Jersey would be the 37th state to join the NRC Agreement State Program, effective Wednesday.

The agreement will transfer from the NRC to New Jersey responsibility for licensing, rule-making, inspection and enforcement activities over specified radioactive materials.

Those materials include radioactive byproducts from using or producing enriched uranium or plutonium;...
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