To date, companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays
in Pennsylvania have been subject to limited regulations specifically in
place to address the presence of TENORM [technologically enhanced
naturally occurring radioactive material] in gas operations.
due to the recently released draft final rule known as Chapter 78 by
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), that
may be about to change. While development of this new rule has been in
the works for several years, PADEP incorporated one potentially
significant addition to the rule compared to previous versions.