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Noonan mayor angry over situation with radioactive filter socks

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By The Associated Press Noonan Mayor Cyndie Fagerbakke said she and most other residents in town are “disgusted” with whoever dumped the radioactive waste in an old gas station, which sits derelict about a block from downtown. “This is blatant disregard of the health and welfare of our community,” she said. “It’s criminal and the people responsible should be punished ...

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Radioactive dump site found in remote North Dakota town

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 By Lauren Donovan Police and state health officials are investigating the illegal dumping of radioactive filter socks in an abandoned gas station in the tiny remote town of Noonan in Divide County. “This is a vacant building filled with toxic waste,” said Divide County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Schroeder, lead investigator, who says the building’s apparent owner is a fugitive on felony ...

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Proposed rules would track oilfield waste from ‘cradle to grave’

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By Amy Dalrymple BISMARCK — State health officials are moving up their timeline on setting new rules for radioactive waste generated in the oilfield, prompted by recent stockpiling of waste and other illegal dumping incidents. The proposed rules, which will be available for public comment in June, will enhance the state’s ability to track the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of ...

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Filter sock probe continues; state to meet with company

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By Lauren Donovan The North Dakota Health Department plans to meet this week with the company responsible for piling potentially radioactive filter socks and oil debris on open trailers at a rural location near Watford City. RP Services, headquartered in Riverton, Wyo., remains under investigation for improper storage, handling and transportation of the filter socks, and in the meantime, the department’s ...

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Investigation: Top oil producer in Bakken accused of hiring contractor that stockpiled oilfield waste

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By Amy Dalrymple Today at 6:47 a.m. WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The top oil producer in the Bakken is linked to an investigation into radioactive oilfield waste that was stockpiled in rural McKenzie County. Continental Resources suspended RP Services as a contractor after learning allegations from the North Dakota Department of Health that used filter socks were improperly disposed of, said Eric Eissenstat, ...

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Western ND county wants state to take stand on illegal oilfield waste

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By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Officials here are calling on the state to take action after a stockpile of oilfield waste was discovered in rural McKenzie County dripping crude oil and other contaminants onto the ground. “Hopefully this is the golden opportunity for the state to stand up and set a precedent that this will ...

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Filter sock mess could lead to enforcement action

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  By Lauren Donovan State health officials continue to investigate thousands of pounds of potentially radioactive filter socks and debris stored at an oil field service company site in rural McKenzie County. Two open trailers loaded with torn garbage bags leaking filters and oily matter were reported Thursday and the North Dakota Department of Health ordered the out-of-state company to get them ...

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