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Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several small to moderate earthquakes in Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake. The temblor was recorded at 5:27 p.m. Thursday, 1 mile north of Luther — or 25 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries or damage are reported. The quake is one of ...

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Dilemma in the Marcellus Shale: How to dispose of radioactive oil and gas waste?

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A few months ago, a Marcellus Shale operator approached Leong Ying, business development manager at the radiation measurement division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, with a problem. The driller, whom Mr. Ying declined to name, was trying to dispose of oil and gas waste at area landfills but the trucks kept tripping radiation alarms. Rejected trucks had to be sent back ...

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Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

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By Josh Wood| Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame. The lightning-sparked fires ...

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Radioactive waste regulations being carried out

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Bismarck Tribune reporter Lauren Donovan reported today that recent inspections of oil and saltwater disposal wells found that companies have been adhering to new filter sock regulations. Regulations put into place last spring carry a June 1st implementation date. They require companies to have special containers for filter socks on every site. This regulation ...

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Fracking earthquakes in Colorado?

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As hydraulic fracturing continues to drain and pump fluids from and into the earth’s surface, many are beginning to feel the effects of mining beginning to vibrate all around them. Last week, Greeley, Colorado registered an earthquake was reported to have reached 3.4 on the Richter magnitude scale. As communities across the nation ...

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Montana operator first in radioactive waste business

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By Lauren Donovan GLENDIVE, Mont. — While North Dakota figures out what to do with radioactive waste from oil production, a Montana operator hopes it doesn’t change a thing. Ross Oakland, owner of Oaks Disposal northwest of Glendive, Mont., is doing pretty good business taking oil field waste from North Dakota, because his operation is handily located at the western ...

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North Dakota headed for a superfund disaster?

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 By Lauren Donovan A company official who specializes in radioactive waste says North Dakota risks becoming a superfund clean up site unless it takes decisive steps to deal with radioactive waste from Bakken oil production. Joe Weismann, who heads up radiological operations for U.S. Ecology Inc., with sites in the U.S. and Canada, said North Dakota needs to get the situation under ...

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