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Spring cleanup planned for Williston


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP)— Williston is planning its annual spring cleaning and the mayor says the task has grown with the city’s increased population. Williston is in the heart of western North Dakota’s oil patch. Mayor Ward Koeser says that the annual cleanup always has relied on volunteers and even more are needed this year with the booming activity in the ...

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


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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Williston getting into enviable shape

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston Area Recreation Center is so enviable that if you don’t live in Williston, it could make you wish you did. It’s been open less than two weeks and already more than 3,000 people have purchased memberships, 30,000 people have been through the facility, and the doors never stop swinging or the phones ringing. Ever since ...

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Williston paramedics unionize; city upset by move


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Nearly all of the full-time paramedics in Williston have formed a union, a move that city officials are not welcoming. Thirteen of the city’s 15 full-time paramedics have formed a local chapter with the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents nearly 300,000 firefighters and first responders in the United States and Canada, but at least ...

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1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says


By Tony Barboza, The Los Angeles TimesMarch 25, 2014, 4:36 p.m. Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk,” the ...

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