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The plan for a joint study by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) to study radiation levels in the results of materials from shale drilling. This document, titled "Field Sampling Plan: Characterization of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in the Oil and Gas Field," provides the framework for how they will conduct their study which will investigate both Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM) in shale production-related activities. It should be noted that the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection is currently in the midst of conducting their own 12-14 month study of radiactivity in shale drilling, which began in January 2013.