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Dyad Environmental Statement on Health Dept. Order


Dyad Statement:

"Based on responses and information provided to the press by the State of North Dakota Health Department, Dyad would like to make the following clarifications:

(1) The Dyad facility in Killdeer poses no known risk to worker health or safety. Workers were adequately trained following a training syllabus and written examination, which had been reviewed and approved by the State Health Department. Every worker at the facility wears a radiation detector (TLD), and personnel protective equipment including tyvek, gloves, boots, and respirator. Exposure is recorded daily. Pre-operation exposure modeling, reviewed by the State in Dyad's license application, indicated calculated worker exposure at less than 10% of limits. Low enough to allow workers to work without respirators, even at worst-case TENORM concentrations. Even so, Dyad has chosen to have employees wear a respirator. The State did not request training records from Dyad in the recent inspection.

(2) Dyad has replaced the RSO listed in the permit with a physicist hired by the company, whose credentials were verbally accepted by the State at the time of the inspection. The facility was not operational during the State inspection. No TENORM has been processed without the new RSO being present.

(3) Not all of the ceramic cubes treated by Dyad contain TENORM. Many were inert and can be stored on the soil. Treated blocks containing TENORM typically have concentrations less than 5 pCi/g rendering them non-hazardous and non-TENORM by State requirements.

(4) Dyad is Wyoming, LLC. The current CEO for Dyad Wyoming is Mr. Jake McNair."

Dyad has made every effort to be compliant and has an excellent and efficient process more protective of the environment than any current waste disposal practice. Dyad is very concerned that the actions taken by the State were premature, and have possibly damaged the reputation of the company. Nevertheless, Dyad will make every effort to be compliant to the letter of the law.

"Dyad Environmental is a new company, who began processing TENORM less than 30 days after posting a $1.25M bond, and spending two years obtaining appropriate permits and licenses. Dyad uses a revolutionary technology that stabilizes TENORM in ceramic blocks before landfill disposal. This process is much safer than free disposal of TENORM in a landfills where waste constituents can leach into the groundwater. Leaching does not occur with Dyad's process.

The compliance issues addressed by the State of North Dakota, in the order we received today, were corrected within two days of inspection last week. Dyad is one of the only firms that has sought and obtained a Radiological Material Handling License for TENORM. Dyad intends to be and will continue to be completely compliant. We have invited the State to return to inspect our operation.

We appreciate the State's concern and hope that they intend to hold all companies in the state to the same standards as Dyad including those who continue to operate and handle TENORM with no license. We would invite the public to research our technology more fully to better understand the benefits we provide the great State of North Dakota in comparison to today's practices."

Jake McNair/CEO Dyad Environmental North Dakota

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