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August 15, 2017
James Kenneth Ward
UPDATE: Fugitive accused of illegally dumping radioactive material from oil drilling in ND added to federal wanted list
August 15, 2017 - 9:18pm
March 14, 2015
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Oilfield waste known as filter socks are shown stockpiled on trailers in McKenzie County in February 2014. The waste, which contains low levels of radioactive material, was not disposed of properly.
Where do the filter socks go? Concerns rise with proposed increase to radioactive waste levels
March 14, 2015 - 9:48pm
March 12, 2015
Used filter socks were discovered this week next to the shop of an oilfield service company in Williston, N.D. Cleanup of the waste will begin on Friday. (Submitted Photo/North Dakota Department of Health)
State investigates improper disposal of oilfield waste in Williston
March 12, 2015 - 3:41pm
February 3, 2015
Oilfield waste known as filter socks are shown stockpiled on trailers in McKenzie County in February 2014. The waste which contains low levels of radiactive material was not disposed of properly. Submitted photo
Contractor pays reduced fine, leaves state after filter sock investigation
February 3, 2015 - 6:04pm
January 28, 2015
An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in Bismarck, North Dakota January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen
N.D. oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills
January 28, 2015 - 1:20pm
December 20, 2014
Hearing dates set for radioactive oilfield waste rules
December 20, 2014 - 7:41pm
December 12, 2014
Critics say proposal for radioactive oilfield waste falls short
December 12, 2014 - 4:33pm
November 29, 2014
Our View: Paltry Noonan filter sock fine not a deterrent
November 29, 2014 - 9:54pm
November 26, 2014
ND regulators slash $800K fine to $20K for company linked to Noonan waste dumping
November 26, 2014 - 7:19pm
April 24, 2014
Cleanup crew says dumpsite worse than initial report
April 24, 2014 - 4:31pm
April 10, 2014
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple
Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, testifies to a legislative committee on Tuesday in Minot about the disposal of filter socks.
State clamps down on oilfield waste: Rules specify leak-proof containers for filter socks
April 10, 2014 - 9:50am
April 4, 2014
Press Photo by Katherine Lymn
Joe Wanner, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Southwestern District Health Unit, measures a filter sock for radiation with a Geiger Counter. The sock, found in Dunn County last week, wasn’t found to be radioactive.
Know your filter socks: Dunn Co. sheriff warns citizens to stay away if they find potentially radioactive waste
April 4, 2014 - 10:59pm
February 22, 2014
Radioactive waste “stockpiled” on trailers near Watford City: State officials are investigating, county officials are mad
February 22, 2014 - 3:07pm