- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s State Health Council will redo a meeting from a year ago during which it approved new rules for radioactive waste, in the wake of a lawsuit.

Environmental groups sued in April, alleging the August 2015 meeting was held illegally. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem had issued an opinion in March saying the council violated state law by not providing adequate notice of the meeting.

The new meeting is being held on Tuesday at the state Capitol. The Health Council will consider ratifying the decisions made a year ago.

The North Dakota Energy Industry Waste Coalition and the Dakota Resource Council want a judge to void the new rules allowing certain landfills to accept waste with higher levels of radioactivity.

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