Revised TENORM Regulations Would Have Significant Economic Impact

You know that low-level radioactive waste left over from oil production, the stuff that’s been in the news recently? It turns out that if we allow it to be disposed of in-state, an enormous amount of money would be saved — some estimates count it at $120 million.

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TENORM Comment Period Extended

The public comment period for the proposed rule changes regarding the disposal of TENORM (low-level radioactive waste produced in oil exploration) has been extended. The period for public comment will remain open until March 2. More more details visit the ND Department of Health Website linked below.

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Legislative Committee Demands Specifics on Radioactive Waste Bill

State Legislator’s say they need a voice in any proposed regulations regarding the disposal low-level radioactive waste (TENORM) produced during well drilling. Public meetings on the issue are coming up starting Wednesday in Bismarck.

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Health Department Proposal Revises Policy on Storage of Radioactive Oil Field Waste

In shaping the proposal the Department of Health reached out to the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to help make a determination of what is safe for landfill workers. The new plan would allow larger landfills to accept radioactive waste with a permit.

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