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LLW Forum's Disused Sources Working Group Report Now Available

In September 2011, at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration/Global Threat Reduction Initiative (NNSA/GTRI), the LLW Forum formed the Disused Sources Work Group (DSWG) to develop recommendations for improving the management and disposition of disused sealed sources that pose a threat to national security. 

Over a 30-month period, the DSWG solicited input from a broad range of stakeholders.  The final report, which includes findings and recommendations from the working group, was released at the spring LLW Forum meeting in Austin, Texas on March 17, 2014. 

A limited number of printed copies of the report will be available while supplies last by contacting the LLW Forum at (754) 779-7551 or LLWForumInc@aol.com

The report may also be downloaded and printed by clicking this link: Final DSWG report (PDF)


Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.
Supporting a State and Regional Approach to a Complex Environmental Issue

In 1980, Congress passed the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act. This legislation gives states the responsibility to provide for disposal of commercial low-level radioactive waste and encourages states to form interstate agreements, or compacts, to cooperatively implement the law. The federal legislation of 1980, and the subsequent Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, were endorsed by the Governors of the 50 states.

Until 1985, representatives of the Governors worked to achieve the goals of the law through a committee of the National Governorsí Association. After passage of the 1985 amendments, representatives of compacts and states established a separate organization, known as the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, to promote the objectives of the federal law and the compacts.

In 2001, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum became an independent nonprofit organization— the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.

The spring 2015 meeting of the LLW Forum will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia from April 20 - 21, 2015. This will be a one and one-half day meeting beginning at 9:00 am on Monday and concluding at 1:00 pm on Tuesday.

The meeting is being co-sponsored by the Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission. Information about the meeting can be found on the Meeting Bulletin. Advanced registration is required by filling out and sending in a Registration Form. An agenda for the meeting will be posted once available.


On September 22, 2005, the LLW Forum's Board of Directors adopted a Discussion of Issues Statement regarding the management of commercial low-level radioactive waste.  The statement, which was amended on September 18, 2006, sets forth the board's consensus views on and highlights some of the complexities associated with low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.

The LLW Forum, Inc. is pleased to offer subscriptions to its various written materials including newsletters, news flashes, summary report, meeting reports, contact list, and the closed portions of its web site. A complete listing of subscription rates and how they can be purchased can be found on the "About" page.



The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc. and the Southeast Compact Commission are pleased to announce the creation of an electronic National Directory of Brokers and Processors. The directory is intended for use by compacts, states, federal agencies, and users of radioactive materials to provide information about companies that package, transport, process, or otherwise manage radioactive material in preparation for ultimate disposal. Access to the site and listing in the directory are free of charge. A printed version of the directory will be available in late 2003.

The directory is now available for viewing and may be accessed at www.bpdirectory.com.

Attention Brokers and Processors

To get a free listing in the directory or additional information, go to www.bpdirectory.com or contact:

Todd Lovinger
Executive Director
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.
2657 Bayview Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
Phone (754) 779-7551
Fax (754) 223-7452