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New Mexico to roll out cleanup proposal for federal lab

New Mexico to roll out cleanup proposal for federal lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators plan to roll out a revamped proposal for governing cleanup of Cold War-era waste from one of the federal government’s premier nuclear laboratories. State Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn is scheduled to outline the changes to the consent order with Los Alamos National Laboratory during a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The presentation will kick ...

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State official links earthquakes to disposal of waste

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — A state group says a steep increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas likely is caused by the disposal of waste water from an oil and gas extraction process often called fracking. The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, up from zero in 2012. State officials have hesitated to link the earthquakes to fracking, or hydraulic ...

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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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Flares emitting more pollution than refineries

By JENNIFER HILLER and JOHN TEDESCO | San Antonio Express-News Amber Lyssy used to love driving to her family’s Wilson County farm. “I would roll my windows down and smell the fresh country air,” Lyssy said. But lately, she’s not sure what she’s breathing as oil wells and natural gas flares from the Eagle Ford Shale boom creep up to the ...

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Bill would keep other states’ radioactive fracking waste out of Michigan

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Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states’ dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping ...

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Up in Flames

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John Tedesco & Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News The energy boom that transformed South Texas into an economic powerhouse also has created a prolific source of air pollution and wasted natural gas. A yearlong investigation by the San Antonio Express-News shows that gas flares spreading across the Eagle Ford Shale are burning and wasting billions of cubic feet of natural ...

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Pennsylvania will send radioactive waste to Michigan

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Two containers of radioactive waste from Marcellus shale gas drilling will soon be heading to Michigan for disposal. Observer-reporter.com of Southern Pennsylvania reports that unusually high levels of radiation were detected in water and sludge stored at Range Resources’ Carter Impoundment in Mt. Pleasant Township last May. The site’s operators separated the water and ...

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City Council to discuss wastewater deal with Pioneer Natural Resources

Corey Paul | Odessa American  Pioneer Natural Resources wants to buy at least 3 million gallons of treated wastewater from the City of Odessa a day in a long-term deal that could provide up to $100 million for needed utility upgrades. The Odessa City Council will revisit the proposal from the subsidiary company Pioneer Water Management LLC Tuesday, after pushing ...

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Wastewater injections to resume Friday in well that caused Greeley earthquake; fines possible

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Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune A Greeley company whose wastewater injection well was linked to a 3.4 magnitude earthquake two months ago will be able to resume injecting after plugging about 400 feet of the well to keep water from flowing into a fault. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, announcing Thursday that NGL Water Services could resume ...

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