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ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLWB 2015 MEETING

The Rocky Mountain Low Level Waste Board Annual Meeting is set for June 24, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. The Status of Conservation Services/Waste Management (Colorado) Application for Certificate of Designation to Dispose of NORM and TENORM is on the agenda, along with an update from Clean Harbors Regional facility, URENCO USA, and the New […]

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PENNSYLVANIA DEP TENORM STUDY 2015

This two-hundred (200) page TENORM study commissioned by the PA DEP presents analytical data for well sites, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, gas distribution and end use, and oil and gas brine-treated roads, including results from both conventional and unconventional formations and wells. The overall conclusions of the study state that little to limited potential exists […]

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NORM/TENORM DECON SEASONAL TRENDS

With summer soon approaching, so does the bulk of NORM/TENORM decontamination field activities in the U.S. Regardless of the fluctuations with the price of oil and gas, the general trend shows that the spring is the slow period of the year, with a strong influx in demand in the summer months, with winter slowing back […]

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NORTH DAKOTA DRAFT RULES – COMMENTS!

The NORM Lady™ is dedicated to supporting industry public commenting on NORM/TENORM rule promulgation and/or rule changes. Instructions on how to submit your own comments to the ND DOH is in the bottom of this e-mail. Both drafts are attached as pdf files. To connect to the ND DOH website directly, click on this link […]

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DECONTAMINATION CONTRACTOR TIPS

NORM decontamination is a licensed activity in states that have NORM-specific regulations, and requires both programmed (scheduled) and unannounced field inspections by state agencies. Since these contractors have the opportunity to be inspected on any temporary jobsite where decontamination activities are conducted, they are accustomed to maintaining the necessary records and documents on each jobsite. […]

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LUDLUM METERS NEEDED!

Due to growth, we are purchasing more Ludlum meters. Do you have a Ludlum Model 3 or a Ludlum 2241-2 you are interested in selling? All meters must be in very good condition and be functional without repairs. If you have the listed meter models, please contact Josh Houser via e-mail josh@normsolutions.com or phone (817) […]

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COMMUNICATING WITH SCRAP DEALERS

It is common that reputable scrap dealers tend to use lower acceptance limits than state exemption limits to avoid massive amounts of metal stockpiling which results in higher overall readings. Metal that exceeds the limits of the smelter’s acceptance criteria will be rejected and the scrap dealer prohibited from selling the scrap. Scrap yard gate […]

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MOVING TO A 0.25 µCi SOURCE?

When purchasing a NORM meter to be used for surveying for NORM, it is beneficial to evaluate the activity concentration options of the check source to be used. Check sources demonstrate the accuracy of meter detector (probe), and validates that the equipment is operating correctly when within its calibration time frame. In the past, the […]

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NORM AND H2S

A common misconception regarding NORM and H2S is that if H2S is present, that NORM will be automatically be present. NORM can be found in a variety of geological and geographical areas, and may be present in both sour gas and sweet gas wells. The only resemblance to H2S is that Radium 226 will form […]

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SERVICE COMPANY ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

Service companies commonly work on equipment that comes in from the oilfield at their own shops, yards and facilities. This is standard practice for service companies who build and maintain pumps, sucker rods, tubing, vessels, valves, and other field equipment. However, when equipment is NORM-contaminated and tear-down/build-up activities occur, two concerns arise: 1) storing NORM […]

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