[ RadSafe ] Proppant

Miller, Mark L mmiller at sandia.gov
Fri Jan 27 12:29:13 CST 2012

Proppant is simply a material in fracking fluid to "prop" open the fractures it creates when injected.  It keeps them open so that the natural gas/oil can flow.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Dapra [mailto:sjd at swcp.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:11 PM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Officials to test Minot proppant after oilfield waste found radioactive

Jan. 26

         What is proppant?

Steven Dapra

At 07:56 AM 1/24/2012, you wrote:
>More coverage of the "radioactive" oil field sand in North Dakota -- 
>this time from the Minot Daily News.  Perhaps the Health Physics 
>Society should step in and help the reporters put this whole issue in 

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