Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) includes all radioactive elements found organically in the environment. These materials exist in low, non-hazardous levels all around us. However, the extraction and production of oil, natural gas, or minerals may cause NORM to accumulate in hazardous concentrations. NORM: Awareness reviews the hazards and proper safety procedures associated with NORM.
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, winddriven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.