Hazardous Waste Program
Radioactive Materials Shipments
Missouri Revised Statute 260.392 Environmental Controls, which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nixon on July 1, 2009, became effective Aug. 28, 2009. This statute provides information and requirements related to the shipment of high-level radioactive waste, transuranic radioactive waste, highway route controlled quantity shipments, spent nuclear fuel, or low-level radioactive waste through or within the state, including the collection of fees.
The statute requires that beginning on Dec. 31, 2009, and every two years thereafter, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources shall prepare and submit a report on activities of the environmental radiation monitoring fund to the general assembly. The statute states that the report shall include information on fee income received and expenditures made by the state to enforce and administer the provisions of this section.
The fees may be used by the Department of Natural Resources for purposes related to inspections, escorts and security for waste shipment and planning; coordination of emergency response capability; education and training of state, county, and local emergency responders; purchase and maintenance of necessary equipment and supplies for state, county and local emergency responders; emergency responses, oversight of any environmental remediation necessary and administrative costs related to the shipment of high-level radioactive waste, transuranic radioactive waste, highway route controlled quantity shipments, spent nuclear fuel or low-level radioactive waste. Missouri joins six other Midwestern states that have such fees in place: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio.
Radioactive Material Shipment Fee, Fact sheet--PUB2424 (08/11) - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources currently collects fees prior to shipment.
For questions related to the type of shipment proposed, and whether the shipment is subject to the radioactive materials shipment fee, please contact the department at 573-751-3907 or by email.