Technologically-Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials
Technologically-Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) is produced when activities such as uranium mining, or sewage sludge treatment, concentrate or expose radioactive materials that occur naturally in ores, soils, water, or other natural materials.
EPA Will Be Reviewing and Potentially Revising its Health and Environmental Standards for Uranium and Thorium Milling Facilities
Advisory on this report from the EPA Science Advisory Board
To ensure an open and transparent review of 40 CFR 192, EPA has launched a discussion forum where you may submit your thoughts. The forum website contains a library of relevant documents, as well as notices of meetings and opportunities for public participation. Four topics are currently open for discussion. You can also receive periodic email updates on our review by signing up below.
What TENORM is, why EPA is concerned about it, and what they are doing
Answers to common questions about TENORM
Working with Other Organizations
EPA's joint efforts to address TENORM issues with other federal, state, and international organizations
Technical reports about TENORM generation, management, and treatment
Updated version of TENORM from Mining Wastes, Volume 2: Investigation of Potential Health, Geographic, and Environmental Issues of Abandoned Uranium Mines now available.
Laws, Regulations, and Guidance
The legal documents that EPA can use to protect people and the environment from TENORM exposure
Key TENORM Contacts
Contact information for staff in EPA's Radiation Protection Program and EPA's Regional offices who are knowledgeable about TENORM
TENORM-related information on other Web sites