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NORM Shale

TENORM-Driven Radiation Safety in the Aftermath of the PADEP NORM Study

April 21, 2015

The recent NORM study published by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) found potential radiological impacts in several phases of Marcellus Shale gas operations. As a result of their findings, organizations involved in several types of activities are going to need to include radiation safety as a part of their occupational EH&S programs.

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NORM Shale

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About NORM and TENORM

Feb. 27, 2015

Nationally recognized radiation protection firm Dade Moeller, an NV5 Company since May 2016, publishes periodic Technical Updates, such as the one below, on issues relevant to our clients. If you would like to receive future Technical Updates directly in your inbox, please email our Business Development team at and ask to be added to our mailing list.

1. What is Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)?

NORM is natural material that contains primordial radionuclides, typically those associated with ...

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What Do Oil & Gas Workers in the Field Need to Know About NORM/TENORM?

Dec. 9, 2014

The hazards caused by radioactivity associated with NORM/TENORM pose unique worker and environmental protection challenges.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Dr. Alan Fellman presented "What Do Workers in the Field Need to Know about NORM/TENORM?" at the 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, Texas. The session provided information on the controls necessary to detect and safely handle the NORM/TENORM produced in the oil and gas industry. Approximately 45 health and safety managers ...

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NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste

Sept. 15, 2014

Dade Moeller NORM Services

On August 27, Senior Health Physicist William "Bill" E. Kennedy, Jr., presented a technical paper titled "NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste: What Does It Mean, and What Do We Do?" at the 2014 Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association Annual Conference in Casper, Wyoming.

NORM = Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

TENORM = Technologically-Enhanced NORM

Approximately 60 of the 80 total conference-goers attended Bill's presentation, which provided an overview of NORM waste produced by the petroleum industry, the potential ...

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Dade Moeller's NORM Training

April 30, 2014

Two workers near drilling well

As the U.S. oil and gas industry grows, we are receiving more and more inquiries about our NORM training course.

Our 3-day workshop currently is available at our Dade Moeller Training Academy sites in Gaithersburg, Maryland (DC metro area), and Las Vegas.

NORM / Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials: Natural radioactive elements present in very low concentrations in the earth's crust. They are brought to the surface through human activities such as oil and gas exploration and mining.

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