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County files lawsuit against New Mexico company

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By Nathan Miller, Odessa American A lawsuit filed on behalf of Ector County accuses a New Mexico corporation with a West Odessa location of illegally dumping several chemicals into the ground, including mercury, nickel, lead and cadmium. Additionally, the lawsuit states officials fear the chemicals could leak into the Ogallala Aquifer — one of the largest aquifers in the world. ...

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Jay Almlie: Put science before emotion on the topic of NORM waste

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By Jay Almlie Radioactive waste, NORM waste, “hot” filter socks, illegal dumping. Many attention-grabbing headlines have been written in the past year. What’s it all about? What do these headlines really mean to the public and the North Dakota landscape in which we take such pride? These are reasonable questions that demand solid answers. Unfortunately, the science behind the issues does ...

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Cleanup underway in Noonan

By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune NOONAN — A radiation team cleaning up an illegal oil field waste dump site in Noonan found an underground cache of the material and labels that are possible evidence of companies that contributed to the mess. The cleanup was expected to take all day Wednesday, with a crew of six workers in oil-streaked suits and ...

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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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Bakken Briefings

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 Feb. 13, 2014 Bismarck Tribune State is ‘terrible’ at sharing A study says North Dakota is not returning a fair share of tax revenues to the areas being most affected by the energy development. Local officials agree. McKenzie County Auditor Linda Svihovec said in a typical year, oil wells in the county produce more than $1 billion in revenue to ...

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