Bakken News Roundup: Landfill, Lagoon, and Water Plans
Industrial waste landfill planned
Green Group Holdings of Atlanta is seeking permits to build a 65-acre industrial waste landfill on a 240-acre site south of Ross.
Company officials described their plans Oct. 28 at a public information meeting at the Ross Community Center.
The company has requested a zoning change for the property and a conditional use permit, which is required to operate an industrial waste landfill.
The landfill would accept gas and oil exploration and production waste, petroleum contaminated soils and inert wastes.
Municipal solid waste, hazardous waste and industrial waste other than petroleum contaminated soils would not be accepted.
After questions were raised at zoning meetings, Green Group agreed that the facility will have a double liner and synthetic cover.
— Mountrail County Promoter, Stanley
Tioga lagoon plan on again
A few weeks after deciding to end a contract with Aqua Source for construction of a sewage lagoon, Tioga commissioners decided at a special meeting to reinstate the contract, but with strict deadlines.
The contract was canceled because Aqua Source failed to meet deadlines.Under the new agreement, the company by mid-December will have to show it has the financial ability to complete the project.
The next deadline will be to show bonding by Jan. 17, 2014, and construction would have to begin in February.
— The Tioga Tribune
Parshall ponders radical plan
The city of Parshall has a proposal that would radically change the way it sells water for oil field use.
EOG Resources proposes to pay for exclusive rights to the first 15 million gallons of water that the city sells each month for industrial use.
Residential users would still have first priority for Parshall water.
The city normally sells up to 20 million gallons of water a month for industrial use, and EOG often buys 70 percent to 80 percent of that amount.
The city sells industrial water on a first come, first served basis, but the agreement would lock in the company’s needs.
The city is still dealing with complaints from area residents about the traffic and diesel fumes from water trucks. The city council has tried to address those complaints by rerouting trucks away from homes and apartments.
_ Mountrail County Record, Parshall
(Compiled by Steve Andrist, former publisher of newspapers in Crosby and Tioga.)