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February 16, 2016
Keep ‘deep borehole’ project in context
Disposal. Radioactive waste. North Dakota. Maybe it’s not surprising that the first time those five words were said in a sentence, they were the only words that North Dakotans heard. Even though the rest of the sentence went like this: “It is a scientific research project that...
February 16, 2016 - 6:55am
December 8, 2015
Committees gives final OK to disposal of radioactive oilfield waste in N.D. landfills
BISMARCK — Special waste landfills in North Dakota can start applying next month to accept radioactive oilfield waste, after a committee Monday adopted new disposal rules over warnings from opponents of a potential lawsuit and dangers to the environment and public health. The...
December 8, 2015 - 7:01am
October 2, 2015
NDIC has failed to lead state by wasting one-time harvest
I awoke this morning thinking about our young granddaughters. I appreciate that they will be safe and warm in a home and a day care facility heated by natural gas as winter approaches. Projections are that reserves of natural gas are quite extensive and will last for years. Projections...
October 2, 2015 - 7:07am
Radioactive waste meeting timing questioned by environmental groups
BISMARCK—Two environmental watchdog groups want the State Health Department to show when a meeting last month on new radioactive rules for oil and gas waste was scheduled. The North Dakota Energy Industry Waste Coalition and the Dakota Resource Council have made an...
September 2, 2015 - 6:42am
March 16, 2015
New landfill may take radioactive waste
BREAKOUT Special waste landfills in operation Chimney Butte Environmental - Faifield Dishon Disposal - Williston Ideal Oilfield...
March 16, 2015 - 6:58am
January 19, 2015
Hearings on radioactive waste scheduled for Tuesday
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A proposal to allow more radioactive waste to be disposed of in North Dakota will get its first test Tuesday at a public hearing in Williston. Two others will follow next week in Bismarck and Fargo. Supporters say the rules make disposal more convenient,...
January 19, 2015 - 7:03am
December 16, 2014
NDDOH won’t call more meetings
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health has no plans to oblige the Dakota Resource Council’s request Monday to schedule six additional public meetings across the state to take input on proposed rules that would allow for the disposal of radioactive oilfield waste in the...
December 16, 2014 - 7:27am
December 13, 2014
Changes to oil field waste rules draw critism
BISMARCK — Critics blasted rules proposed Friday that would permit the disposal of filter socks and other radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota landfills, saying they don't go far enough to protect public health and track the waste. Darrell Dorgan, head of the North...
December 13, 2014 - 6:57am
July 14, 2014
Low U.S. gasoline taxes may lead to waste - energy watchdog chief
WASHINGTON - The head of the International Energy Agency urged U.S. policymakers on Monday to look closely at their country's low gasoline taxes, saying that the resulting cheap prices may lead to fuel squandering even in the midst of a drilling boom. "From a global perspective,...
News/Nation and World
July 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
April 21, 2014
Oil-field waste regulators should be more proactive
It took explosions, fires and deaths before federal and state regulators got grimly serious about the risks of transporting Bakken oil. Likewise, it took the discovery of mounds of dumped oil-field waste before North Dakota regulators made safe disposal a top priority. Now, here’s...
April 21, 2014 - 7:18am
April 15, 2014
Oil Patch truck driver charged with illegal dumping
WILLISTON, N.D. – Criminal charges have been filed against a truck driver accused of illegally dumping oilfield waste in western North Dakota, and the trucking company he worked for could face more than $950,000 in civil penalties for repeat offenses, officials said Tuesday....
April 15, 2014 - 10:44am
April 9, 2014
Contractor selected for waste cleanup
BISMARCK — A contractor has been chosen to clean up hazardous oilfield waste that was found dumped illegally in an abandoned gas station in northwest North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health announced Tuesday that it has selected Next Generation Solutions — Secure...
April 9, 2014 - 7:11am
March 22, 2014
New Mexico Cancels Permit To Expand Leaky Nuclear Waste Site
March 21 (Reuters) - New Mexico on Friday withdrew a temporary permit allowing two new disposal vaults at a U.S. government nuclear waste dump grappling with a release of radiation in February, state regulators said. Seventeen workers at the Carlsbad-area "waste isolation...
News/Nation and World
March 22, 2014 - 12:15pm
March 12, 2014
Radioactive waste discovered at abandoned gas station
NOONAN, N.D. — Authorities are investigating the discovery of radioactive waste piled into an abandoned gas station in this small Divide County town. The waste consists of hundreds of bags of “filter socks,” oilfield waste that contains naturally occurring radioactive material. Jody...
March 12, 2014 - 7:24am
February 28, 2014
Investigation: Top oil producer in Bakken accused of hiring contractor that stockpiled oilfield waste
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The top oil producer in the Bakken is linked to an investigation into radioactive oilfield waste that was stockpiled in...
February 28, 2014 - 6:47am