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Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes are trying to better explain their intentions to South Dakota residents after getting rebuffed in North Dakota over concerns that waste might eventually be stored there. Battelle, a nonprofit group hired to manage the U.S. Department of Energy project, is ...

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Time is short to avert shale industry’s imminent radioactive dilemma


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Debate surrounding the health effects of hydraulic fracturing tends to center around a few figurehead issues. The potential for oil spills from wells or pipelines, air and noise pollution from drilling activities and contamination of underground drinking water supplies often dominate the conversation, prompting ill-informed standoffs between a public concerned for its safety and ...

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Bill would keep other states’ radioactive fracking waste out of Michigan


Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states’ dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping ...

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Radioactive waste regulations being carried out


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Bismarck Tribune reporter Lauren Donovan reported today that recent inspections of oil and saltwater disposal wells found that companies have been adhering to new filter sock regulations. Regulations put into place last spring carry a June 1st implementation date. They require companies to have special containers for filter socks on every site. This regulation ...

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Landfill expansion aims to provide full range of disposal services to oil and gas industries


By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Max Environmental Technologies, an Upper St. Clair firm that operates two landfills and provides half a dozen other services to the oil and gas industry, is planning a major expansion at its Bulger waste disposal site in Washington County. The new project, which is still several years from breaking ground, would cost about $20 ...

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Radioactivity in nuke plant water draws inspection

Stephen Singer | Associated Press WATERFORD, Conn. — Federal regulators began an inspection of Connecticut’s nuclear power plant Monday, more than a week after a power failure forced both units to shut down and water was found to be slightly radioactive. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it’s examining the response by Millstone Power Station to the May 25 outage that ...

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North Dakota finds new radioactive oil waste dump; company removes material from another site


By: KEVIN BURBACH , Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there. The Canadian company hired to clean ...

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What is NORM?


Naturally occurring radioactive material is present throughout the Earth’s crust and can be concentrated in the recovery of oil and gas. It’s also called technologically enhanced NORM, or TENORM. This material can be concentrated in oil production wastes such as sludge, drilling mud, used water filtration socks and pipe scale. It tends to be highest in water-handling equipment. Generally speaking, ...

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