Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) usually consists of industrial wastes or by-products enriched with radioactive elements that exist in the natural environment. This includes uranium, thorium, potassium, radium and radon.
In the oil & gas industry, NORMs are created during the production process. NORM characteristics vary depending on the nature of the waste. Each State and Territory has a regulatory system for radiation protection, including the use of radioactive materials.
Does Veolia accept Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste?
Veolia can arrange assessment, containment, transport, processing and disposal of NORMs in various forms, including scale, surface contaminated objects, oily residues, oily sludges, and large solid (concrete-like) material.
We offer a complete solution for cleaning pipes and equipment, identifying and reducing the amount of contaminated waste, transport and secure the disposal of waste, while ensuring worker protection.
Our sites are registered for receipt, storage and processing of NORM and licenced for controlled wastes. Handling, conditioning and disposal of NORM is in accordance with Radioactive Waste Management Plans approved by Radiological Council.
All workers involved with the NORM disposal process are monitored for radiation exposure. Once the waste is fully processed, samples are submitted to laboratories to confirm concentrations are acceptable. Waste is then disposed to an engineered waste facility. A report is provided to the client and to Radiological Council for compliance purposes.