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TENORM rules: The right step forward for North Dakota regulators

North Dakota regulators have taken a big step forward this year by proposing regulations for the management of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, commonly referred to as TENORM.  TENORM is a concentrated form of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and results when low-level radioactive elements are produced with fluids from the wellbore and accumulate as the result of filtration, ...

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Comment period extended for radioactive waste proposal

BISMARCK, N.D. — People who want to comment on proposed new rules dealing with the disposal of radioactive oilfield waste now have more time. North Dakota’s Health Department has extended the comment period to March 2. Health officials are proposing to allow elevated levels of oilfield radioactive waste to be dumped at some North Dakota landfills. Environmental Health Chief Dave ...

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Republic Services acquisition puts them in the thick of ND waste debate

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Phoenix-based waste-management company Republic Services, Inc. announced on Friday that a subsidiary of Republic Services will acquire Tervita, LLC, a subsidiary of Tervita Corporation. Tervita is a leading pure-play environmental waste solutions provider serving oil and natural gas producers throughout the United States. Tervita’s geographic footprint includes the Permian, Eagle Ford and Bakken. Just over a week ago, the North ...

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Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

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Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six facilities in this part of the state reported receiving nearly 95,000 tons of drill cuttings and fracking fluid ...

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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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White House Announces Methane Regulations Overhaul

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The Obama administration announced today it would implement new strategies targeted at reducing methane emissions from sources such as landfills, ranches and oil and natural gas extraction. The announcement is the latest in a series of recent plans by the executive branch to begin addressing concerns over climate change without relying on congress for ...

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