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Company puts used fracking fluid to other uses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid raises concerns of environmental pollution and pressure-stimulated earthquakes. Just north of Fairmont, overlooking the east side of the Monongahela River and Bellview across the water, a small plant is busy providing an alternative. Since 2013, Fairmont Brine Processing has been cleaning up frack fluid and producing distilled water for re-use in ...

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New saltwater disposal facility offers warm meals, hot showers to Eagle Ford truckers

Fortress Environmental Services (FES) cut the red ribbon on a new $9.3 million saltwater disposal (SWD) well this week in the Eagle Ford region. The state-of-the-art well is located in Waelder, Texas. FES stated that the objective of the site is  to serve oil & gas hydraulic fracturing operations in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. Per the Texas Railroad Commission, ...

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Saltwater spill caused by lightning

The cause of a saltwater spill in McKenzie County has been attributed to a lightning strike, reports the Forum News Service. Last Friday Enduro Operating reported the incident. According to a Department of Mineral Resources news release, approximately 440 barrels of saltwater, also known as brine, was released and contained roughly 21 miles south of Alexander, North Dakota. The release ...

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Radioactive waste landfills becoming contentious issue

BISMARCK, N.D. — A special waste landfill in far western North Dakota will seek to dispose of radioactive waste, if it becomes legal. Charles Slaughter, of Canada-based Gibson Energy, said his company plans to step up at its WISCO landfill west of Williston about 1 mile from the Montana line, The Bismarck Tribune reported. “We will modify our permit to ...

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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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Industrial Commission OKs oilfield waste treatment facility in Dunn Co.

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By Mike Nowatzki BISMARCK — Oilfield waste treatment facilities like the one approved in Dunn County by the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Monday could face greater scrutiny in the future as county officials consider revising their zoning ordinance to address such projects. “We want to make sure that when one of these applications comes in that it’s not put next ...

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