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North Dakota sees more options for oil field waste disposal

Oct. 18, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil industry may soon have more options for disposing of radioactive waste. About 100,000 tons of radioactive oil field waste is produced in the state each year. Before a slurry well started operating near Watford City in April,...

Montana coal mine admits violating safety regulations

Oct. 07, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana coal mine pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges the company violated environmental and employee safety regulations as part of a plea agreement that calls for a $1 million fine, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Montana said. ...

Drug take back site offered at West Virginia Capitol Complex

Sep. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Capitol Complex will offer a place for people to dispose of unused or expired medications next month as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, officials said. The new Safe Zone at the bus turnaround next to the Culture...

Body of woman found in waste disposal truck at station

Sep. 10, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The body of a woman was found among the contents of a waste disposal truck at a waste transfer station in Belmont, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said. The body of Jessica Lurvey 28, was found by Belmont police on Thursday and was...

DOJ: San Francisco trash company to pay $36M for bribery

Sep. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco have agreed to pay a $36 million criminal penalty for their role in a wide-ranging federal public corruption probe involving the city's former public works director. The three subsidiaries of...