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More Oil Filter Socks Found in Noonan During Abandoned Building Cleanup

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North Dakota Health Department officials say a contractor has started removing oil waste from an abandoned building in northwestern North Dakota, and in the process-- more socks are found in a basement.

Here's the rundown building in Noonan where hundreds of oil filter socks were found.

More were just found in a lower level.

It is believed they were illegally dumped here back in 2011.

According to Dale Patrick with the Health Department's environmental section, a contractor started cleaning up the oil waste around noon and may finish as early as Wednesday.

A contractor "Secure Energy Services"  started cleaning up the oil waste around noon and may finish as early as today.

The oil filter socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process and catch waste that can be radioactive.

It's illegal to dispose of them in North Dakota.

An inspector with the state health department is on site and will be testing soil to see if there was any contamination.

A report will be done by the cleanup crew the next few days.

Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.

Around 20 garbage cans full of socks have been found north of the Divide County seat.

This bunch of illegally dumped socks was found at the site of an out-of-business trucking company.

The oil filter socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process and catch waste that can be radioactive.

It's illegal to dispose of them in North Dakota.

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