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Environmental groups want access to waste draft study

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Two environmental groups have called for the immediate release of a draft study on the safety and handling of North Dakota’s radioactive oilfield waste that has been found dumped illegally in remote areas.
The Dakota Resource Council …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cleanup crew says dumpsite worse than initial report

April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

NOONAN – A cleanup crew has removed filter socks that were illegally dumped in an abandoned gas station in a remote corner of northwest North Dakota, and discovered that there was about twice as much waste as initially estimated.

Secure Energy S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Glatt: ND’s waste management evolves to meet needs

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Many North Dakotans remember when their farm families or relatives dealt with waste by chucking it into a pit or burning it in a barrel right in the yard. As time went on, we realized that these methods were not an appropriate or safe way to dispose …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Glatt: ND’s waste management evolves to meet needs

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Many North Dakotans remember when their farm families or relatives dealt with waste by chucking it into a pit or burning it in a barrel right in the yard. As time went on, we realized that these methods were not an appropriate or safe way to dispose …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 sa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 sa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Know your filter socks: Dunn Co. sheriff warns citizens to stay away if they find potentially radioactive waste

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — After one of his deputies found a filter sock in a roadside ditch last week, Dunn County Sheriff Clay Coker wants the public to know what they look like if they find one — and to stay away if they do.
After a deputy spotted the dirty s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hundreds of filter socks discovered in Noonan

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

NOONAN — Authorities are investigating the discovery of radioactive waste piled into an abandoned gas station in this small Divide County town.

The waste consists of hundreds of bags of “filter socks,” a byproduct of oil development that cont…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hundreds of filter socks discovered in Noonan

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

NOONAN — Authorities are investigating the discovery of radioactive waste piled into an abandoned gas station in this small Divide County town.

The waste consists of hundreds of bags of “filter socks,” a byproduct of oil development that cont…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Darrell Dorgan: Oil should not be a ‘one-time harvest’

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Darrell Dorgan / Guest Columnist

Economically, 2013 was banner year in North Dakota. The oil industry provided us with one of the world’s hottest economies. But unless something happens quickly, it will also result in parts of the state …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com