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DRC and Health Dept. disagree on TENORM

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In light of the recent proposed re-evaluation of North Dakota’s waste disposal policies, the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) has requested that the Department of Health further examine the effects that radioactive waste in the state’s landfills would have on citizens.  The Department of Health recently proposed a set of rules that would allow oilfield waste landfills in North Dakota that ...

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ND proposes changes in oilfield waste rules

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BISMARCK, N.D.— Oil companies may be allowed to dispose of radioactive oilfield waste at some North Dakota landfills instead of hauling it out of state under new rules proposed by the state Health Department. State regulators said the proposed rules that were publicly announced Friday will help track oilfield waste and come in response to the growing number of illegally ...

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Noonan dumping case: OGD reduces fine from $800,000 to $20,000

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In March of this year, after a string of incidents involving radioactive post-production filter socks, one hundred 55-gallon trash bags filled with them was found at an abandoned gas station in Noonan, North Dakota. It is considered the worst case of illegal dumping in the state’s history. According to John D. Taylor of the Tioga Tribune, shortly after the gas station ...

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ND environmental groups request release of preliminary waste report

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In response to radioactive waste found illegally dumped in isolated areas of North Dakota, two environmental groups are requesting the immediate release of a preliminary draft of a study regarding the safety and handling of radioactive waste, according to a recent report by the Forum News Service. The groups, Dakota Resource Council and the ...

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Letter to the editor: Media should report both sides on TENORM disposal

By Laura Erickson from Williston, N.D. Printed in the Jamestown Sun Incidents regarding technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) have generated a fair amount of concern among western North Dakota’s citizens and local officials. Media have reported on several businesses haphazardly discarding TENORM waste, blatantly violating North Dakota solid waste disposal regulations. These incidents have been sensationalized by some reports and letters, creating ...

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North Dakota finds new radioactive oil waste dump; company removes material from another site

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By KEVIN BURBACH , Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there. The Canadian company hired to clean ...

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Cleanup underway in Noonan

By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune NOONAN — A radiation team cleaning up an illegal oil field waste dump site in Noonan found an underground cache of the material and labels that are possible evidence of companies that contributed to the mess. The cleanup was expected to take all day Wednesday, with a crew of six workers in oil-streaked suits and ...

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Updated: N.D. shuts down handler of radioactive oilfield waste for violations in Killdeer

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By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has ordered a company that handles radioactive oilfield waste to shut down its facility near Killdeer after state inspectors found several violations there earlier this month. The emergency order issued Thursday alleges that Dyad Environmental LLC failed to properly store and track the disposal of the waste, ...

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State clamps down on oilfield waste: Rules specify leak-proof containers for filter socks

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications   BISMARCK – North Dakota announced new rules Wednesday for oilfield waste known as filter socks that aim to prevent the illegal stockpiles of the waste that have been turning up in remote corners of the Oil Patch. Starting June 1, oil, gas and saltwater disposal wells will be required to have covered, leak-proof containers designated for disposal ...

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