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Pierce County formally opposing drilling project near Rugby

Residents of Pierce County, North Dakota, are against a proposed drilling project that would dispose of radioactive waste. (Image: garshna via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pierce County commissioners on Tuesday voted to formally oppose a proposed federal project that some area residents fear would be a step toward burying nuclear waste in northern North Dakota. The county’s action likely spells the end of the proposed project in the state, which the U.S. Department of Energy had eyed because North Dakota is ...

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Report: Inspections key to preventing pipeline leaks

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new report says the best way to prevent pipeline leaks is through proper installations, inspections and learning from the past. The report done by the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was presented Wednesday to the state Industrial Commission. It’s the first phase of a two-part, $1.5 million report authorized by the Legislature ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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