- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - State officials plan to meet this week with the operator of the trailers found in western North Dakota with potentially radioactive filter socks.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1kVOG0V ) reports that RP Services based in Riverton, Wyo., remains under investigation for improper storage, handling and transportation of the filter socks.

The filter socks are used to strain liquids in the oil production process and can become contaminated with naturally occurring radiation.

The trailers leaking some material were reported to McKenzie County officials on Feb. 20. The report prompted state officials to send a radiation control team to the rural location southwest of Watford City.

The health department says the filters should not be landfilled anywhere in North Dakota. The socks must be handled by certified companies and disposed of in other states.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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