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

filter socks

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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Taxpayers will foot bill for Noonan cleanup


By Lauren Donovan It will cost North Dakota taxpayers $12,600 to clean up the mess of radioactive filter socks and other debris discovered last month in a dilapidated gas station in the tiny town of Noonan. The state Health Department said Monday it will hire one of only two companies licensed by North Dakota to handle radioactive waste to remove the ...

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Contractor selected for hazardous waste cleanup


By Forum News Service  BISMARCK — A contractor has been chosen to clean up hazardous oilfield waste that was found dumped illegally in an abandoned gas station in northwest North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health announced Tuesday that it has selected Next Generation Solutions – Secure Energy Services to haul away the filter socks from Noonan in Divide ...

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