TENORM interim governing documents

Governing documents

Colorado facilities approved to accept TENORM for disposal

Clean Harbors Deer Trail

Radionuclide limits

  • Oil and gas field wastes: total radium of Ra-226 and Ra-228 shall not exceed 12,200 pCi/g in pipe scale or 6,000 pCi/g in other waste forms. Pb-210 shall not exceed 10,000 pCi/g. Total oil and gas field wastes received for disposal shall not exceed 50,000 tons per year.
  • Other wastes: total activity of all radionuclides shall not exceed 2000 pCi/g. Ra-226 shall not exceed 222 pCi/g. Pb-210 shall not exceed 666 pCi/g.

Pawnee Waste

Radionuclide limits

  • Combined Radium 226+228 less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, natural Uranium less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, natural Thorium less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, Lead-210 less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, and Po-210 less than or equal to 10 pCi/g.

​Waste Connections Southside Landfill

Radionuclide limits

  • Uranium only less than 339 pCi/g.

Republic Services Foothills Landfill

Radionuclide limits

  • Radionuclide limits - Combined Radium 226+228 less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, natural Uranium less than or equal to 245 pCi/g, natural Thorium less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, Lead-210 less than or equal to 3 pCi/g, and Polonium-210 less than or equal to 3 pCi/g.
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Contacts

For questions regarding solid waste-related aspects of TENORM management.
Jerry Henderson
Solid Waste Permitting Unit
303-692-3455
Jerry.henderson@state.co.us

 

For questions regarding radiological characteristics of TENORM management or the application of our “Interim Policy and Guidance Pending Rulemaking for the Control and Disposition of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Colorado.”
Jim Grice
Radioactive Materials Unit
303-692-3371
James.grice@state.co.us