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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

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

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

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

Montana landfill becomes a destination for oilfield waste

November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

LINDSAY, Mont. — An oilfield waste landfill that opened last June in eastern Montana is getting about half of its waste from North Dakota.
“It seems to be getting larger,” said owner Ross Oakland. “North Dakota’s starting to find out about…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com