White-suited workers wearing respirators clean up the illegal filter sock dump in an abandoned gas station in Noonan, N.D., near the Canadian border. Radiological readings were to be conducted to be sure the building and soil was back to normal.
BISMARCK, N.D. — It will cost North Dakota taxpayers $12,600 to clean up the mess of radioactive filter socks and other debris discovered last month in a dilapidated gas station in the tiny town of Noonan.
A company official who specializes in radioactive waste says North Dakota risks becoming a Superfund cleanup site unless it takes decisive steps to deal with radioactive waste from Bakken oil production.
HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has named Art Noonan its new deputy director.