State Health Department officials say they are working on getting a pile of radioactive oil filter socks out of the Noonan area as soon as possible, and they have a lead as to who may have dumped the waste on the abandoned property.
According to Dave Glatt with the North Dakota Department of Health, state officials are still looking for the property owner to step up and take care of the waste.
Otherwise, the cleanup costs will have to come from the remediation fund from the state's Oil and Gas Division.
Glatt says they've been working with the local sheriff's deputies to find out where the waste came from.
"We believe we know who put them there and so we're trying to get more information as relates to that, and if it tracks back to a specific company we will follow that track and do what's appropriate with that individual or that company." says Dave Glatt, Environmental Health Section, North Dakota Department of Health.
Depending on how involved the suspects are, they could potentially have to pay up for the removal of the waste.