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Montana DEQ orders company to cease operations

   BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has
ordered a trucking company to cease operations in the eastern part of the state.
   DEQ officials say Dual Trucking and Transport, of Houma, La., has been
accumulating mildly radioactive Bakken oil production waste at a landfill near
Bainville without a permit.
   The waste site is a couple hundred yards upwind from a housing development
in a sandy-soiled region where the water the table is high enough to produce
wetlands.
   Dual did not respond to questions from the The Billings Gazette about the closure.
   Dual informed DEQ that the waste would be moved to Canada, but did not
indicate where.
   The DEQ action comes amid rising reports of illegally disposed Bakken oilfield
waste in western North Dakota.
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   Information from: The Billings Gazette
   AP-WF-04-26-14 1750GMT

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