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Radioactive waste comes to the surface

November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The state’s oil industry generates 75 tons of low-level radioactive waste per day and the state has few rules on how to handle it, but does say it can’t be dumped here.
But the waste does show up in illegally in North Dakota landfi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Radioactive waste comes to the surface

November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The state’s oil industry generates 75 tons of low-level radioactive waste per day and the state has few rules on how to handle it, but does say it can’t be dumped here.
But the waste does show up in illegally in North Dakota landfi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Environmental groups take oil waste concerns to state health officials

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – Two environmental groups say the amount of radioactive material around the Oil Patch is at a threatening level and only increasing as the state lags in enforcing environmental regulations. Continue Reading

Radioactive waste on the radar: New group worried about improper disposal of oil field material

May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Landfill employees here discovered at least two “hot loads” this week, illustrating why a group of North Dakota citizens is worried about the proper disposal of radioactive waste that comes with oil production. Continue Reading

Western N.D. landfills seeing increase in radioactive oil waste

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state Health Department says municipal landfills in western North Dakota increasingly are rejecting oil field waste because of elevated lead and radiation levels. Health officials say there is no risk to the public. Continue Reading

County debates high garbage rates

September 29, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Landfills throughout Minnesota have closed and waste merchants are becoming scarce, so Hubbard County recently engaged in what commissioners called a futile effort. Continue Reading