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AEA powers and duties

New Mexico v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) guidelines for carrying out the certification of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP's) compliance with radioactive waste disposal regulations are specific enough...

Regulation of Radiological and Chemical Carcinogens: Current Steps Toward Risk Harmonization

Editors' Summary: Until recently, the regulation of chemical carcinogens and the regulation of radiological carcinogens developed independently. Different governmental agencies operating under different statutory directives were...

Naturally Occurring Radioactiave Material: Regulators Should Look Before They Leap

Editors' Summary: The Atomic Energy Act does not regulate a variety of substances that occur routinely in nature or that may become radioactively enhanced through human activity. These substances, known as naturally occurring...

EPA's Delisting Program for Hazardous Wastes: Current Limitations and Future Directions

Editors' Summary: "Delisting" is the process by which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) excludes a particular facility's waste from otherwise applicable lists that would designate it as hazardous under the Resource...