Radioactive Waste in North Dakota

Radioactive Waste in North Dakota

North Dakota Dept of Health via Bloomberg

On Feb. 28, North Dakota officials found hundreds of irradiated “filter socks” -- used to strain wastewater from wells -- dumped in an abandoned building in Noonan, just south of the Canadian border. The filters registered about 40 microrems of radiation, about eight times the naturally occurring “background level” in the area, the state said.