NORM-disposal options, costs vary

John A. Veil Argonne National Laboratory Washington D.C. Karen P. Smith Argonne National Laboratory Lakewood, Colo. Commercial Norm Disposal [89,131 bytes] Definitions [41,251 bytes] Petroleum producers have various options with different associated costs for disposing of oil field waste containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). NORM can be disposed of both on the lease site and at offsite commercial disposal facilities. The total cost for disposing of NORM waste is difficult to quantify. The cost components that must be considered, in addition to the cost of the disposal operation, include analytical costs, transportation costs, con...

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