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Groups want freeze on oil waste dumping into water reserves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental groups sought a freeze Wednesday on permits to dump oil field waste into the country’s underground water reserves, alleging that lax federal oversight was threatening potential drinking water supplies. Groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Clean Water Action formally petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the moratorium. The agency would review the ...

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Eco-groups file notice with EPA for new federal regulations on disposing of drilling wastes

A coalition of environmental organizations on Wednesday filed a legal notice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency demanding regulations to stop oil and gas companies from dumping drilling and fracking waste in ways that threaten public health and the environment. That includes Ohio injection wells for liquid drilling wastes that have triggered earthquakes and low-level radioactive waste from drill cuttings ...

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Government lab researchers develop radioactive waste tracker

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Two government lab researchers are in the process of licensing technology that could improve disposing of and tracking radioactive waste. Idaho National Laboratory physicist Doug Akers and software engineer Lyle Roybal started developing the Integrated Waste Screening System last year when they realized similar INL-produced technology that tracks nuclear waste could be tailored to apply to ...

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Nebraskans: We don’t want your wastewater

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If Nebraska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s public hearing Tuesday is any indication, Nebraskans are adamant in their objection to a proposed oil field disposal well in Sioux County. Unable to reach a conclusion, the commission will continue to deliberate on the matter. The Omaha World-Herald reports that of the 50 residents to speak at the six-hour hearing, only three ...

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Oil field waste site a step closer to Nordheim


An oil field waste facility proposed about a quarter-mile from the town of Nordheim is one step closer to fruition. Texas Railroad Commission hearing examiners recommended granting an application for the 143-acre waste facility on Hohn Road last week. Neighbors of the proposed site, who are mostly of retirement age, have been protesting the site for two years and first ...

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State clamps down on oilfield waste: Rules specify leak-proof containers for filter socks

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By Amy Dalrymple  BISMARCK – North Dakota announced new rules Wednesday for oilfield waste known as filter socks that aim to prevent the illegal stockpiles of the waste that have been turning up in remote corners of the Oil Patch. Starting June 1, oil, gas and saltwater disposal wells will be required to have covered, leak-proof containers designated for disposal of ...

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