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By Staff | Mar 11, 2014

Rugby FD attends state school

MINOT – Nine firefighters from Rugby attended the ND State Fire School in Minot, Feb. 28 through March 2. This year was the 60th annual event. The school has 47 different classes available for all departments around the state to choose from.

Registrations this year were paid for by a grant from North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance Department. David Schneibel Jr., Derek Bush, Jon Bush, Will Griffin, Dallas Hager, Justin Tofte, Danny Raymond, Kelly Bonn and Keith Gault attended several different classes throughout the weekend. The group of Rugby firefighters attended classes including Hazardous Material Operation, Rope Rescue, Fire Scene Investigation, Railroad Community Safety, Firefighter Skills, SCBA Confidence, Art of Reading Smoke, and Pump Maintenance.

The North Dakota State Fire School is an annual event sponsored by the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association.

– Rugby Volunteer Fire Department

State health dept. drafting waste tracking rules

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is developing waste regulations to enhance the state’s capacity to track the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of Technically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM).

According to Scott Radig, Waste Management Division of the North Dakota Department of Health, “The current state law and administrative rules require that all TENORM waste be disposed of appropriately, and violations can result in fines. However, we are finding that there is a need to enhance our ability to track this type of waste.”

The department anticipates having proposed TENORM regulations drafted and available to the public for review and comment in June.

TENORM is typically found in oilfield development activities and is generally characterized by low concentrations of radioactivity. TENORM can be found in spent filter socks, as well as other waste materials.

If you would like additional information relating to this issue, contact Radig or David Glatt of the Environmental Health Section at 328.5150.

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