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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

McLean County Commission rejects oil industry landfill

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHBURN — McLean County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a plan to accept oil industry waste into a landfill previously used for coal ash. Continue Reading

Proposed oil field waste landfill draws criticism

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHBURN A proposed oil field waste landfill northwest of Underwood is being criticized by some area residents who fear radioactive contamination and increased highway traffic. Continue Reading

Oil field waste may bite the dust

June 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WATFORD CITY What is now considered oil field waste could be reused as an affordable way to control dust on western North Dakota roads, officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Company wants to spread hog plant waste in fields

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A Minnesota company is looking to spread up to 19,000 tons a year of byproduct from the John Morrell hog processing plant in Sioux Falls across farm fields around South Dakota.
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SD Senate supports barrier against oil wastes from ND

January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Most of South Dakota’s state senators decided Monday that liquid wastes from North Dakota’s oil fields shouldn’t be disposed in South Dakota.
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Health Dept., engineers: Oil field waste landfill safe

January 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MEDORA A proposed project to construct a giant oil field special waste landfill in Billings County is inching toward the end zone, but Ruth Molm is far from convinced that it’s a good idea. Continue Reading

Oil waste landfill near Fairfield uncontested so far

January 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Billings County could be home to an oil field special waste landfill site that could house a waste pit the equivalent size of about 60 football fields by spring. Continue Reading

Landfills needed in western North Dakota for oil waste

October 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The amount of chemically tainted soil and other drilling waste produced in western North Dakota’s thriving Oil Patch has been growing so quickly that the special landfills where it’s disposed are filling up and the state will soon need more of them, state health officials say. Continue Reading

Oil exec in Stark County Court for frack water disposal practices

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Oil executive Nathan Garber made an initial appearance at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson on Wednesday on charges that he illegally threatened area drinking water with his company’s hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” waste disposal practices. Continue Reading