North Dakota officials say they are trying to tap into a fund generated from oil and gas tax revenue to pay for the cleanup of what may be the state's largest illegal dumping incident.
A Sheriff found hundreds of radioactive oil filter socks in this abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.
The socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process.
It is illegal to dispose of them in North Dakota.. Oil companies are supposed to haul them to facilities in other states like Colorado or Montana.
The fund they are trying to use is meant for plugging and reclaiming abandoned oil wells and pipelines.