For calendar year 2014 - 2015 the coalitions main goals are:
Note: Brought to the attention of Bakken Waste Watch Coalition, we will no longer communicate directly via email with any North Dakota State Agency. As of December 15th, 2014 the State installed an email tracking software that allows them to track emails and potentially other recipients of your emails and collect bulk email addresses and data via your communications to them. Going forward our communications will be made via our Attorney.
Over 13 1/2 million tons of well waste/flow back/invert/mud have been dumped in Bakken landfills and on-site reserve/slop pits in the last 3 years....not a single ounce has been tested for content such as heavy metals-- mercury, lead, benzene, arsenic, ignitability, free liquids, organics, dissolved solids.
....not a single
test by the DoH or the DMR---ever. Not a single noncompliance citation
We want a full testing of all
on-well-site pits and disposal ponds before pits are
closed/abandoned. This is to include
Additionally we are
calling for multi-depth, multi-location
Testing of landfill
material content, at a maximum
These are primarily
rule change requests made
(s) Beverly Ronstadt, Chairperson
Please read the commentary and review the Open Records Request/Response Sections