Tag Archives: TENORM

Radioactive Oil & Gas Piping Repurposed as a Fence Killed Black Rhino $22M

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#SaveLakeArlington What OSHA says about Produced Waters’ RADIOACTIVITY

In looking for more info on how a south Texas valley rancher lost his leg and rhino from radioactive poisoned piping that was repurposed as fencing (courtesy of the Oil & Gas industry decades ago), I found THIS doc …….. … Continue reading

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Exercise USDOT exempt from exempt loophole found against O&G industry

I see a loophole NOT yet exercised in transporting this waste currently being exempted from being called “hazardous” which may NOT be EXEMPT if exceeding the USdot thresholds for TENORM.  This is where I am gifting you (Arlington Mayor and … Continue reading

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Dragging up fracking NORM in neighborhoods a good reason to ban Urban Drilling?

“Now that most fracking in Nielle’s neighborhood has ceased, groundwater flow and chemistry has normalized, the birds have returned, and her hair has grown back, she said”. http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-06-13/radioactive-ranchers-elements-found-downwind-of-intensive-fracking United States of toxic food courtesy of big oil & gas holes! … Continue reading

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EPA Reclassify Produced Waters as TENORM for Chain of Command Truck Manifest Accountability

I reported an unaccounted spill? discharge? to the EPA today. As frackquakes begin to limit amounts of produced waste waters from the oil & gas industry to injection wells, we need more accountability than these “trip tickets” (verses a real truck … Continue reading

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RRC allows produced water releases free if for ag or watering wildlife no NORM testing required!

update here is a RRC website admit they use drilling waste for road base…lovely! My cliff note to readers in this blog is that before Barnett Shale operators switch from injecting produced water to disposal wells to discharging it into … Continue reading

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Chevron has been selling produced water to California farmers = heavy metal concert at your diner table?

UPDAYE MAY 19 2015 Royal Dutch Shell is selling off its French LPG field (butane/propane)-they also cut their global oilfield exploration (seismic) budget by $1.5 billion….they will probably focus on Brazilian deep water LNG exploitation….tisk tisk tisk-they need to get … Continue reading

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Frack Wastewater + add Acid Mine Drainage water = Removal of Radionuclides

After reading this report, I want to point out that nobody at the federal level (due to oil & gas exemptions) regulates frack wastes for radiation! http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a50/   Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) February 2014 issue has a report entitled…. “Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater: … Continue reading

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US DOT = 7 mths response on NORM vs TENORM truck fracking exemptions

Here is a link of a response from the US Dept Of Transportation when asked by a trucking company to verify if TENORM is “oil & gas waste exempt” from regulation like NORM is. It took US DOT seven months to respond back…the trucker guy … Continue reading

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Nasty radioactive fracking socks need especial disposal

June 2016 UPDATE April 2015 RSOE UPDATE “Last Thursday, April 23, while Dakota Dumpsters was unloading a Greg’s Welding dumpster at the McKenzie County Landfill, a radioactive alarm sounded, immediately alerting Landfill personnel. Because of the serious nature of the … Continue reading

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