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Signs opposing raising the amount of radioactive waste allowed in North Dakota sit on chairs as members of the public circulate with questions for experts at a health department hearing Tuesday in Williston. (Press Photo by Katherine Lymn)

Legislation Would End Local Government’s Ability to Block High-Level Radioactive Waste Projects

Legislation Would End Local Government’s Ability to Block High-Level Radioactive Waste Projects

The issue of disposing of radioactive waste in North Dakota has been a hot button issue at the local level. In particular, there was a fight back in 2016 over a bore hole experiment the University of North Dakota wanted to conduct in Pierce County (Rugby). “The Deep Borehole Project stems from a U.S. Department

Residents of McKenzie County, N.D., attend a county commission meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, to oppose the disposal of radioactive oilfield waste. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Health Department Should Hold Meeting on Radioactive Waste Rules

Changes to state rules over the disposal of radioactive waste made by the State Health Department were both prudent and needed. The changes were modest. We’re talking about mildly radioactive materials being disposed of under new rules that are still some of the tightest in the nation. But activist groups are engaging in a ridiculous campaign

Strict Regulations Share Some Blame For Radioactive Waste Dumping In North Dakota

“Radioactive Waste Is North Dakota’s New Shale Problem” That’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting in a front-page story, referring to instances of illegal dumping of filter socks in western North Dakota. That dumping includes a high-profile and very troubling instance where an abandoned gas station was found stuffed full of radioactive filter socks, and

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