Residual Radioactive Material Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 40.4 [Title 10 – Energy; Chapter I -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Part 40 -- Domestic Licensing of Source Material; General Provisions] the term residual radioactive material means: “(1) Waste (which the Secretary of Energy determines to be radioactive) in the form of tailings resulting from the processing of ores for the extraction of uranium and other valuable constituents of the ores; and (2) other waste (which the Secretary of Energy determines to be radioactive) at a processing site which relates to such processing, including any residual stock of unprocessed ores or low-grade materials. This term is used only with respect to materials at sites subject to remediation under title I of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, as amended.”