Montana considering increasing how much radioactive waste it accepts

Montana is considering quadrupling the amount of radioactive waste it can accept, according to a proposed rule change.

A new draft for regulating the disposal of radioactive waste commonly left over from oil and gas production has been released by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

The new rules would include regulations for waste facility designs and construction, operations and monitoring, spill reporting, financial assurance, closure and post-closure care of facilities, and would be the first statewide regulation for technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material, or TENORM. Currently, regulations are addressed in a case-by-case basis when licensing facilities, combined with existing laws for solid waste disposal and landfills.

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