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Shipping company charged with dumping contaminated water

SEATTLE (AP) — Two shipping companies and two engineers were indicted on charges of dumping 5,000 gallons of oily wastewater from a cargo ship and concealing it from the U.S. Coast Guard. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the cargo ship M/V Gallia Graeca released the contaminated water over several days in late October after the ship traveled from China to ...

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West Texas won’t tolerate illegal dumping anymore

Illegal dumping from both individuals and energy companies have bogged down the Permian Basin for years now. County officials have noticed an upswing in illegally dumped waste including cars, tires, yard waste and oil and gas by-products, but NineWest reports that it won’t be tolerated for much longer. “There are some individuals and some companies as in any business, that ...

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Oil company gets $130K fine

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District leveled a $130,000 fine against a small oil company accused of illegally dumping toxic waste water in a stretch of rural pasture near Imperial. The waste, known as produced water, emerges from an oil well after completion and contains potentially harmful organic and inorganic chemicals. Six of the 11 groundwater district members that attended ...

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ND officials investigating improper disposal of oilfield waste

The North Dakota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of investigating approximately 100 filter socks that were improperly disposed of in Williston, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). Clean-up of the site is expected to begin today. The scene was discovered by a citizen who alerted state authorities earlier this week. Used filter socks are a waste product ...

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Man sentenced for dumping contaminated fuel in 2013

PORT ALLEN, La. — A Zachary man must pay a $5,000 fine after being sentenced for illegally dumping gasoline and diesel behind a gas station in Port Allen. The Advocate reports state Judge J. Robin Free also sentenced 58-year-old Leon Wallace, of Zachary, to two years’ probation and ordered him to pay the state Department of Environmental Quality $970 for the ...

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Waste management industry set to grow

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A recent report released by MarketsandMarkets forecasts what level of growth the drilling waste management industry will be seeing in the coming years. According to the report, “Drilling Waste Management Market by Services,” the industry is set to grow from $5.3 billion in 2014 to $8.5 billion by 2019 with an approximate compound annual growth rate of 11%. This growth ...

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Plea agreement reached in illegal dumping case


Earlier this year a driver from Black Hills Trucking Inc. was accused of illegally dumping saltwater out of his truck in Williams County. Today the Associated Press reported that Leo Slemin announced he will be pleading guilty to the charge due to a plea agreement. The agreement has resulted in a one-year jail sentence, three years of suspended probation and ...

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Illegal dumping highlights problem of how to dispose of fracking waste

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By DAVID HASEMYER for InsideClimate News via Anchorage Daily New, AK Under the cover of early-morning darkness in South Texas last March, a tanker truck ferrying fluids from an oil and gas drilling site rumbled down a country road spewing its toxic load all over the place. The concoction of drilling fluid, which typically includes undisclosed and dangerous chemicals, oil, metals shavings ...

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Carlsbad land group watching for illegal water dumpers

By Jessica Onsurez for the Current-Argus, NM CARLSBAD – Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation district said it is keeping its eye on a program in neighboring Lea County which could help reduce illegal dumping of contaminated water. The Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced it would reward up to $1,000 to anyone who can help them catch companies ...

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