More Oil Filter Socks Found in Noonan During Abandoned Building - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

More Oil Filter Socks Found in Noonan During Abandoned Building Cleanup

Posted: Updated:
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.

  • HealthMore>>

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:15:39 GMT
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:51:12 GMT
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.