Section 2B of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by striking the first paragraph and inserting the following:-
“The director shall designate certain areas of the commonwealth as “nuclear power plant areas.” For the purposes of this section, said areas shall consist of all communities located within a ten mile radius of any nuclear power plant or inactive nuclear power plant; unless all spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste at the facility is stored in dry cask storage systems licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This designation shall apply whether or not said power plant is located within the commonwealth.”
Section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended in subpart (E) after “defray the cost of such activities” by inserting following:-
“Such assessments may be made against active facilities, or inactive nuclear power generating facilities that harbor spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, or other nuclear material in a spent fuel pool or other storage structure, provided that these costs shall not be assessed against inactive facilities that store all spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in dry cask storage systems licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”
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