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Legislative committee approves new oilfield waste rules

This handout photo from the Three Affiliated Tribes shows radioactive filters illegally dumped on the Fort Berthold reservation.

BISMARCK, N.D. — New oilfield waste rules will take effect in North Dakota with the new year. The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee has approved rules that will allow certain landfills to accept waste with higher levels of radioactivity. Environmental Health Chief Dave Glatt has said the elevated standard is still safe for people and the environment, and that the rules ...

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