News and ideas from Dade Moeller, an NV5 Company.

WSU Students Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Science in the Real-World Workplace

March 21, 2015

It's one thing to listen to a science lecture in a university classroom, wondering what your future degree will mean in terms of a career . . . but it's another story to actually visit a local science-based company, meet the scientists, learn about their day-to-day jobs, and get hands-on experience with their high-tech tools.

It was for this reason that we were so excited to host a small -- but mighty -- group of science students from Washington State University Tri-Cities on ...

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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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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.

Who Should ...

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Glenda Ackerman Earns Nuclear Materials Management Award

Aug. 22, 2013

Congratulations to Dade Moeller Senior Training Specialist Glenda Ackerman, who received the Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).

The award acknowledges her accomplishments in the nuclear materials management profession and her contributions to the Institute.

Glenda has 23 years of experience with nuclear materials control and accountability, including performance testing, internal reviews and assessments, and training.

As a Senior Training Specialist with Dade Moeller since 2011, Glenda provides border security training at ...

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Employee Profile: Ellen Messer Wright

Feb. 22, 2013

Meet Ellen Messer Wright, the Manager of our Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Division. Ellen works at our Richland, Washington, headquarters office and has been with Dade Moeller for 14 years now, as of this month!

Tell us a little about your life before coming to Dade Moeller.

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then moved to Richland, Washington, in 1990. I worked out at the Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site for about 8 years and finished ...

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Medical Physics Services from Dade Moeller

Feb. 13, 2013

Healthcare providers that use radiation to diagnose and treat medical conditions rely on the expertise of medical physicists to ensure the best possible diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical physics is defined as the application of the principles and practices of physics to the identification, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. This is largely an applied discipline in medicine with applications in a variety of medical sciences including radiation oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. Furthermore, this applied branch of physics ...

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Radiological Services & Nuclear Services

Feb. 9, 2013

Dade Moeller has established itself as one of the foremost national and international experts in radiological consulting and services, radiation safety services and training, and nuclear services. For almost two decades, we have been building our expertise through work performed for a wide range of clients including the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the commercial nuclear industry, hospitals and laboratories, and privately operated facilities that manage radioactive and mixed waste.

With over ...

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Employee Profile: James S. Bogard, Ph.D., CHP

Jan. 16, 2013

Meet Jim Bogard, a Senior Health Physicist at Dade Moeller's Oak Ridge (Tenn.) office and Radiation Safety Officer for our Radioanalytical Laboratory, also in Oak Ridge.

Tell us a little about your life before coming to Dade Moeller.

I'm from the heart of Texas, born in San Saba where my father was editor of the San Saba News. If you stick a pencil through San Saba on a map of Texas and spin the map, it will hardly ...

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NEW CONTRACT VEHICLE: Blanket Purchase Agreement with DOE/NNSA

Nov. 27, 2012

National Nuclear Security Administration We are very excited to announce our new contract vehicle with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)! We were awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with DOE/NNSA called the "Enterprise Wide Technical, Engineering, and Programmatic Support Services BPA."

The BPA has a 5-year period of performance and a ceiling of $300 million.

Under the BPA, all DOE and NNSA offices can access our expertise on a variety of programmatic and technical ...

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