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For Immediate Release:
Nov. 18, 1998

For More Information Contact:
Dana Mount, Director
Division of Environmental Engineering
North Dakota Department of Health
Phone: 701.328.5188
E-mail: dmount@state.nd.us

North Dakota Department of Health and the University of North Dakota Reach Agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. Ė The North Dakota Department of Health and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., recently reached an agreement concerning civil penalties levied against UND for violations of state and federal radioactive material requirements.

If the University of North Dakota meets the conditions of the agreement, $41,250 in civil penalties will be suspended and eventually dismissed. The judgment was filed in Northeast Central District Court in Grand Forks County Oct. 12, 1998.

"The North Dakota Department of Health is pleased with UNDís willingness to implement the requirements of the agreement," said Dana Mount, director of the Division of Environmental Engineering.

UND has agreed to implement steps to improve its overall radiation safety. In addition, the university will produce and distribute its proposed Supplemental Environmental Project, a radiation and chemical safety training program for North Dakota high schools.

"The state health department believes that this training will improve laboratory safety for students," Mount said.

The conditions of the agreement include:

ND Health Department

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 9:54:06 AM
Allen Johnson - ND Dept. of Health - ajohnson@state.nd.us