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ND health department warns of health dangers from wildfires

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Health Department is urging residents to avoid inhaling smoke in areas where there are wildfires. Health officials say smoke from grass fires can irritate the respiratory system and is especially hazardous for people who suffer from conditions such as asthma and allergies. The department says people also should stay away from wildfires to protect ...

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Water boil order remains in Divide and Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A boil order for tap water in communities in Divide and Burke counties will remain in place at least until Tuesday. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told last weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. A ...

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Delegation: EPA reaffirms approval of North Dakota haze plan

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the federal Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its earlier approval of North Dakota’s plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants. The EPA in 2012 agreed with the position of the North Dakota Health Department that power plants at Center and Stanton could use less-expensive technology to reduce haze that could ...

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Williston water tests safe after river oil spill in Montana

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say testing has concluded that Williston’s drinking water is safe following an oil spill in the Yellowstone River in Montana. North Dakota’s Health Department says low levels of contaminants were detected in Williston’s water but it’s unclear where they came from. Officials say the water is safe to drink. A ruptured Bridger Pipeline ...

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State regulators should bow to calls for audits

Rep. Kenton Onstad, a Democrat representing the Parshall area in North Dakota’s state House, has introduced a bill which would mandate an audit for the North Dakota Health Department as well as the Oil and Gas Division of the Industrial Commission. With the legislation Onstad is seeking to force an audit of the two state departments with the most oversight ...

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N.D. may approve wider use of brine for dust control

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By JOSH WOOD | Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — A North Dakota Health Department official says his office may give the green light for wider use of oil field-produced brine on roads for dust control this year. Dave Glatt, the head of the Health Department’s Environmental Health Section, said that pilot projects and tests are underway to determine the environmental ...

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