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Largest Illegal Dumping Incident in ND

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Department of Health officials are calling it the state's largest illegal disposal.

Hundreds of radioactive oil filter socks have been found in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.

The socks are tube shaped filters that strain liquids in the oil production process.

A Divide County Sheriff Deputy found them in an old auto shop.

Oil filter sock disposal is banned in North Dakota.

Oil companies are supposed to take them to approved facilities in other states like Montana or Colorado. 

North Dakota Department of Health Waste Management Director Scott Radig says Noonan residents are not in any danger as long as they don't go in the building.

"The type radiation given off by low level radioactive waste materials that are generated in the oil field is primarily alpha-particals which can actually be shielded by a piece of paper or your clothing so the real risk there is if you would inhale those particals or ingest them," he said.

Radig says the owner of the property is a Montana fugitive.

Illegal dumping could carry thousands of dollars in fines.

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