- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have imposed a $45,000 bond against a trucking company accused of illegally dumping saltwater on a road.

The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to set the bond for Wyoming-based Black Hills Trucking Inc. while a court case proceeds.

The Industrial Commission is pursuing $950,000 in fines against the company that’s accused of illegally dumping saltwater on a Williams County road in 2014.

An administrative law judge earlier this year ruled the Industrial Commission did not have jurisdiction because the incident occurred on a public road. The judge says jurisdiction belonged to the state Department of Health, which already has fined the company about $200,000.

The state Industrial Commission says it still has jurisdiction in the case. The company has appealed the issue to state district court.



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