Waste pit numbers would be reduced by proposed N.D. oil rules

December 31, 2011 at 3:24 am in Grand Forks Herald

Regulators say proposed new rules for North Dakota’s oil country will reduce the number of waste pits. State Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says each North Dakota oil well now has a pit for dumping liquid waste and rock chips from drilling. More than 2,000 pits were built this year. Continue Reading