TENORM Hearing Set for Williston
Friday, February 18, 2022
The ND Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a public hearing February 23 in Williston on the application of Secure Energy to dispose of TENORM waste at its landfill north of Williston.

TENORM - technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive material - is generated through various oil production operations. It is typically found in filter socks used in produced-water disposal wells, and in pipe scale and tank bottoms. 

The DEQ hearing notice states that staff review of Secure Energy's application for a radioactive materials license indicates that the facility will comply with all applicable radiological health rules and there will be no significant detrimental effects to members of the public or the environment. The company previously received approval of a conditional use permit from the Williams County Commission (see article in July 2, 2021 WDEA newsletter).

In addition to the hearing, which is set for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams County Commission Room, DEQ has opened a 30-day public comment period. The deadline to submit comments on Secure's application is March 7. Written comments should be directed to DEQ's Division of Waste Management, 4201 Normandy Street in Bismarck, or emailed to ram@nd.gov.

Click here to read the meeting notice.