RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS COULD POSE PROBLEMS FOR THE GAS INDUSTRY

Peter Gray Consultant Bartlesville, Okla. Louisiana became the first state to regulate naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM). The regulations became effective on Sept. 20, 1989, with the adoption of the "Permanent Rule for NORM." Although most state and federal radiation control statutes are sufficiently broad to cover radioactive contamination, no other regulatory agency has accepted jurisdiction for NORM.

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