North Dakota Aims Lift Ban on Radioactive Oil Waste

Bismarck Tribune: Oaks Disposal, northwest of Glendive, Mont., is the first landfill in Montana licensed to handle Montana's new regulated limit of 30 picocuries per gram of radiation in oil field. Jeff Rahr, an employee at Oaks Disposal, meters an incoming load to make sure it doesn’t exceed the site’s approved limit for radioactivity. Rahr is metering for one parameter, the background of particles emitted, which can’t exceed 15 uR per hour. He said the load was reading at 4 uR. The State Health Department is......

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