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Contractor selected for hazardous waste cleanup in northwest ND

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.

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 Energy Services to haul away the filter socks from Noonan in Divide County. Next Generation was the only company that submitted a bid for the cleanup before Friday's deadline.

The estimated cost for the project is $12,595, which will come from a cleanup fund that gets its revenue from oil and gas taxes, fines and fees. Cleanup will start as soon as possible and is estimated to take one or two days to complete, the Health Department said.

Next Generation will take the waste to a licensed facility in Idaho.

Low levels of naturally occurring radioactivity can build up in filter socks as they are used for filtering fluids produced when drilling for oil and gas.

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Next Generation is one of two companies licensed in North Dakota to perform radioactive waste decontamination activities.

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