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 hazards associated with this waste, and the potential regulatory and waste management implications.
Bill’s presentation generated a lot of interest and questions, both on NORM issues in general, as well as on what North Dakota and other states are doing and why about their NORM issues. Bill also received several inquiries about Dade Moeller’s NORM training classes for oil and gas operating staff.
To view the slides from Bill’s presentation, click this link: “NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste”