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Noonan mayor angry over situation with radioactive filter socks

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By The Associated Press Noonan Mayor Cyndie Fagerbakke said she and most other residents in town are “disgusted” with whoever dumped the radioactive waste in an old gas station, which sits derelict about a block from downtown. “This is blatant disregard of the health and welfare of our community,” she said. “It’s criminal and the people responsible should be punished ...

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Proposed rules would track oilfield waste from ‘cradle to grave’

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By Amy Dalrymple BISMARCK — State health officials are moving up their timeline on setting new rules for radioactive waste generated in the oilfield, prompted by recent stockpiling of waste and other illegal dumping incidents. The proposed rules, which will be available for public comment in June, will enhance the state’s ability to track the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of ...

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Filter sock probe continues; state to meet with company

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By Lauren Donovan The North Dakota Health Department plans to meet this week with the company responsible for piling potentially radioactive filter socks and oil debris on open trailers at a rural location near Watford City. RP Services, headquartered in Riverton, Wyo., remains under investigation for improper storage, handling and transportation of the filter socks, and in the meantime, the department’s ...

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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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Potentially radioactive material spilling out of trailers near Watford City

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February 22, 2014 9:20 am  •  By Lauren Donovan MCKENZIE COUNTY — Federal and state health officials are investigating leaking trailers loaded with thousands of pounds of potentially radioactive filter socks and debris parked on rural property southwest of Watford City. A special agent with the Environmental Protection Agency criminal investigations unit is assigned to the case and a radiation control team from ...

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