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Abandoned oil waste pit eroding into river near Medora

A long-abandoned pit formerly used to store oil drilling mud and fluids is eroding into the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). The waste pit, last used about 50 years ago, is now threatening to contaminate downstream drinking water. State officials are developing a cleanup plan, and Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn ...

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Taxpayers will foot bill for Noonan cleanup


By Lauren Donovan It will cost North Dakota taxpayers $12,600 to clean up the mess of radioactive filter socks and other debris discovered last month in a dilapidated gas station in the tiny town of Noonan. The state Health Department said Monday it will hire one of only two companies licensed by North Dakota to handle radioactive waste to remove the ...

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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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Tervita opens engineered landfill for Bakken oilfield waste

By Tervita Corp. | January 15, 2014 Tervita Corp. has announced the opening of its first engineered landfill in North Dakota at Blue Buttes, a 60-acre site that will accept non-hazardous solid waste from oil and gas exploration and production in the Bakken. “Blue Buttes is an integral part of sustainable resource development in North Dakota,” said John Gibson, Tervita ...

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