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 LLW Forum, Inc. is pleased to offer memberships and 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 memberships and subscription rates and how they can be purchased can be found on the "About" page.

Fall 2015 LLW Forum Meeting
October 22-23, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

The fall 2015 meeting of the LLW Forum will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from October 22 - 23, 2015. This will be a one and one-half day meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

The meeting is being co-sponsored by the Central Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the LLW Forum. Information about the meeting can be found on the Meeting Bulletin. Advanced registration is required by filling out and sending in a Registration Form. The Agenda is now available.