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TENORM is an acronym for Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material.

Rocks and soil contain natural radioactivity. When resources are extracted from the earth, the natural radioactive material comes with those resources. In processing the desired resource, the radioactive material is removed and becomes a waste. The radioactive wastes from extraction and processing are called 'Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material' (TENORM) because human activity has concentrated the radioactivity or increased the likelihood of exposure by making the radioactive material more accessible to human contact.

The most common naturally occuring radioactive elements are uranium, thorium, radium, and radon. Common sources of TENORM waste are mining, mineral processing, oil and gas production, and drinking water and wastewater treatment. TENORM wastes are not specifically regulated by EPA nor NRC. As a result, the responsibility for regulating TENORM disposal falls to states.

For questions on NORM or TENORM, please contact us.

To view the list of Approved TENORM Testing Facilities, go here.

Licensed NORM/TENORM Waste Transporters
Absorbent & Safety Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 2242
Watford City, ND
Phone:  (701) 838-4558
Fax:  (407) 790-7401
Corcoran Oilfield Services, Inc.
221 Lomond Lane
Billings, MT  59101
Phone:  (406) 245-6065
Toll Free:  (800) 745-6065
Fax:     (406) 245-8598
Liberty Ecological and Environmental Services, LLC
118 S. Stewart Street
Azle, TX  76020
Phone:  (701) 570-9769

Lotus, LLC
818 E. Broadway
Andrews, TX  79714
Phone:  (432) 523-3320
Toll Free:  (888) 414-3320
Fax:     (432) 524-4993

OWL, Inc.  (Oil Field Logistics)
1705 Road 2054
Culbertson, MT  59218
Phone:  (406) 787-5525

Skidco, Inc.
P.O. Box 2455
Scottsbluff, NE  69363
Phone:  (308) 632-5148
Total Control, Inc.
4038 - 3rd Avenue West
Dickinson, ND  58601
Phone:  (701) 225-0201
Fax:  (701) 225-4433

Wisco, Inc.
P.O. Box 2477
Williston, ND  58802
Phone:  (701) 572-2135
Montana Transport Express, LLC
208 Comford Street
Ray, ND  58849
Phone:  (701) 641-8868
Anytime Hydroexcavation, Inc.
#7 Third Street SE, Ste 101
PO Box 1784
Minot, ND  58702-1784
Phone:  (701) 509-9283

Arctic Oilfield Services
PO Box 1321
Glenrock, WY  82637
Phone:  (307) 436-2780
Northern A-1 Environmental Services
3947 US 131 North
PO Box 1030
Kalkaska, MI  49646
Phone:  (231) 258-7339

Wade Works, LLC
110 Old Hwy 83
PO Box 84
Buffalo, SD  57720-0084
Phone:  (605) 375-3155

Triad Transport, Inc.
PO Box 818
McAlester, OK  74502
Phone:  (918) 426-4751

NDEn Services Treating Plant
PO Box 2623
Watford City, ND  58854
Phone:  (580) 513-0435
Email:  northdakotaenergy@gmail.com
Steve Forler Trucking, Inc.
PO Box 5327
Boise, ID  83705
Phone:  (206) 342-2145
Email:  hauldirt@msn.com

Licensed NORM/TENORM Waste Processing Facilities
Philotechnics Ltd.
(not specific to NORM or TENORM)
201 Renovare Boulevard
Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Phone:  (865) 285-3018
Toll Free:  (888) 723-9278
Fax:  (865) 220-0686
IHD Liquids Management, LLC
14071 - 42nd Street NW
Williston, ND  58801
Phone:  (701) 774-8511
Tervita, LLC
14391 - 39th Street NW
Alexander, ND  58831
Phone:  (701) 572-4506
Secure Energy Services USA, LLC
13964 West Front Street
Williston, ND  58801
Phone:  (701) 774-7570
PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP
3132 Brown Road
Marshall, TX  75672
Phone:   (903) 935-6676

PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP
756 Geraldine Road
Gibson, Louisiana  70356
Phone:  (985) 575-3434


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