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Emergency Order Issued to Killdeer Area Company

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An emergency order is issued to shut down a facility near Killdeer.

The State Health Department says the order for Dyad Environmental LLC is a matter of public health and safety.

The company works with naturally occurring radioactive waste.

The company is ordered to cease operations immediately and allow the health department to investigate if the company is in compliance with its license.

Inspections by the health department this month revealed numerous violations of Dyad's Radioactive Material License.

The health department alleges Dyad did not store, secure or place proper warning signs regarding TENORM at the facility.

The order says they also did not have a Radiation Safety Officer on staff at the site and did not properly track the waste.

Health Environmental Chief Dave Glatt says the waste is contained within a fence, and there is no immediate threat to the public.

Their primary concern is for the safety of the employees at Dyad Environmental.

He says it's a small company of around ten to twelve workers.

Glatt says the company got its permit in February and health investigators were doing a follow-up inspection in early April.

That's when they noticed major violations, like no radiation safety officer and no proof of employee training.

Glatt says the company could face up to ten-thousand dollars per day, per violation.

"We're becoming more aggressive. And we're trying to get the word out that you're welcome to operate in North Dakota, but you better follow the law," says North Dakota Department of Health Environmental Chief Dave Glatt.

Glatt says Dyad needs to get their proof of training and then his department will verify it.

He says this could take a fair amount of time.

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