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Cleanup crew says dumpsite worse than initial report

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By Forum News Service  NOONAN – A cleanup crew has removed filter socks that were illegally dumped in an abandoned gas station in a remote corner of northwest North Dakota, and discovered that there was about twice as much waste as initially estimated. Secure Energy Services filled two large rolloff Dumpsters with the waste that contains naturally occurring radioactive material to ...

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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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Owner of radioactive facility has rocky history: State doesn’t check compliance background for that kind of permit

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By Katherine Lymn KILLDEER — The operators behind a Killdeer radioactive waste handling facility recently shut down by the state had a rocky history. But that’s not something the health department would catch in the permitting process. The founder of Dyad Environmental, Daniel McNair, and the company itself show up in court records around the country. However, North Dakota health officials ...

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Updated: N.D. shuts down handler of radioactive oilfield waste for violations in Killdeer

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By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has ordered a company that handles radioactive oilfield waste to shut down its facility near Killdeer after state inspectors found several violations there earlier this month. The emergency order issued Thursday alleges that Dyad Environmental LLC failed to properly store and track the disposal of the waste, which was primarily ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Via the Bismark Tribune Bakken Breifly Robinson Lake plant to expand The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed expansion of the Robinson Lake Gas Plant located about eight miles northeast of New Town. The Robinson Lake Gas Plant, owned by Whiting Oil and Gas Corp., was originally constructed in 2007 to process ...

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Taxpayers will foot bill for Noonan cleanup

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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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North Dakota headed for a superfund disaster?

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 By Lauren Donovan A company official who specializes in radioactive waste says North Dakota risks becoming a superfund clean up site unless it takes decisive steps to deal with radioactive waste from Bakken oil production. Joe Weismann, who heads up radiological operations for U.S. Ecology Inc., with sites in the U.S. and Canada, said North Dakota needs to get the situation under ...

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Other views: It’s illegal and it’s radioactive

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By The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead One of the explanations voiced by at least one North Dakota official regarding discovery of a second illegal dump of low-level radioactive oil field waste, is that there is no in-state disposal site. It costs companies a lot of money to truck the stuff to legal landfills in Colorado or Idaho. Therefore, the argument goes, bad ...

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