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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 president and CEO. “Responsible resource development is key to our customers’ operations and our landfills assist in safely managing oilfield waste to minimize environmental impact.”

The facility is located on 108th Ave NW in McKenzie County near Johnson’s Corner and will be open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The landfill complements the company’s two water disposal wells near Blue Buttes, its treatment, recovery and disposal facility near Alexander and its onsite closed-loop systems, rounding out the full suite of environmental services Tervita provides in North Dakota.

The landfill is expected to accept waste for about 25 years and will be monitored and managed throughout active operations and a minimum of 30 years after certified closure.

Tervita is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities where we operate. Tervita recently won the American Petroleum Institute Industry Innovation Award for its stakeholder management during the development and construction of the new Blue Buttes landfill.

The facility employs six workers who will work in rotational shifts.


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