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Landfill Could be First to Take Radioactive Waste Under New ND Rules

An oilfield landfill south of Williston is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new state rules.

IHD Solids Management LLC has submitted applications to the North Dakota Department of Health to accept radioactive waste that’s a byproduct of oil development and is currently being shipped out of state.

The facility, in McKenzie County along U.S. Highway 85, proposes to begin accepting waste with radioactivity levels of up to 50 picocuries per gram under new Department of Health rules that took effect this year.

Health department staff plan to review the application materials, which could take at least two to three months, and then seek public comment on the proposal, said Scott Radig, director of the Division of Waste Management.

Continue reading at The Bismarck Tribune

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