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Radioactive Waste

Activists call for more study of disposal of radioactive waste

BISMARCK, N.D. — Leaders with the Dakota Resource Council said Monday they believe more study is needed before implementing recommendations from the radioactive oilfield waste study released last week by the North Dakota Department of Health.

December 16, 2014 11:05 amLoading…
DEQ order

DEQ order

Letter from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality ordering Dual Trucking and Transportation to stop operations northwest of Bainville, where the company was illegally processing radioactive waste from the Bakken oilfield.

April 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
DEQ orders Bakken company to stop handling radioactive waste

DEQ orders Bakken company to stop handling radioactive waste

A Louisiana trucking company believed to have illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Eastern Montana landfill for nearly two years has been ordered to stop by state officials.

April 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Radioactive waste cleanup

Radioactive waste cleanup

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.

April 24, 2014 2:20 pm
North Dakota finds more illegally dumped radioactive oil waste

North Dakota finds more illegally dumped radioactive oil waste

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there.

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Contractor begins cleanup of N.D. oil field waste

Contractor begins cleanup of N.D. oil field waste

NOONAN, N.D. — A company hired by the state says it has removed the illegally dumped radioactive oil field waste from an abandoned building in Noonan.

April 24, 2014 6:59 am Photos

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N.D. rules aimed at illegal oilfield waste dumping

N.D. rules aimed at illegal oilfield waste dumping

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's oil industry is backing new rules intended to crack down on the illegal dumping of radioactive oil filter socks, the tubular nets that strain liquids during the oil production process.

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Radioactive waste

Radioactive waste

This photo provided by the North Dakota Health Department shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, N.D.

April 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Taxpayers will foot bill for cleanup of radioactive waste dump

Taxpayers will foot bill for cleanup of radioactive waste dump

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.

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Bill to allow radioactive waste storage advances

Bill to allow radioactive waste storage advances

CHEYENNE — A bill to permit construction of temporary, high-level radioactive waste storage facilities in Wyoming has cleared a committee vote.

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Nuclear waste storage bill takes next step

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill allowing nuclear-waste storage in Wyoming — so long as it’s from a plant in the state — took another step closer to law Tuesday.

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Oilfield wastewater filters rejected at landfills for radioactivity

BISMARCK, N.D -- Filters used to strain wastewater from oil wells that test positive for low-level radiation are being rejected at municipal landfills in the Bakken Field oil patch.

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Panel delays nuclear waste bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A special task force studying ways to bring nuclear power to Wyoming wrapped up its work Monday but left the more controversial bills for another day.

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