Train Hits Nuclear Waste Truck Radiation Spills into Creek Montana
Two men driving a commercial truck hauling radioactive materials died Saturday night after colliding with a train near Culbertson. The collision occurred near Road 1013 and U.S. Highway 2 East in Roosevelt County on Saturday around 5:15 p.m. According to Montana Highway Patrol trooper David Moon, the truck, traveling southbound, failed to yield to a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train traveling parallel to U.S. 2. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20190818-69244-USA
The box of the truck separated from the cab, landing in a ditch nearby. The occupants, cab and frame of the truck were also found in the ditch. The 18-year-old driver and the 21-year-old passenger were dead when officials arrived on scene.
Montana official traffic incident website has not warned the public yet https://roadreport.mdt.mt.gov/travinfomobile/
A Louisiana trucking company believed to have illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Eastern Montana landfill for nearly two years has been ordered to stop by state officials. Dual Trucking and Transport, of Houma, La., has been ordered by the Department of Environmental Quality to cease all operations near the Bakken community of Bainville.
DEQ officials, who began inspecting more than a year ago, say that as early as July 2012, and without a permit, Dual Trucking and Transport began accumulating mildly radioactive soil and oil filter socks, as well as other Bakken waste at the site. 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 was warned in Sept. 2012 to stop operations until it was licensed by DEQ’s Solid Waste Program. At that time, it also ordered to hire a qualified consultant to develop a cleanup plan and begin removing waste. Dual eventually started the permit process, but then declined state requests for further information, later informing DEQ the company was no longer processing oilfield waste and didn’t need a permit.
However, earlier this month, DEQ inspected the site again and found Dual still managing solid waste without a permit. The DEQ action comes amid rising reports of illegally disposed Bakken oilfield waste, namely filter socks, used to trap naturally occurring radioactive silt driven above ground during hydraulic fracturing. Garbage bags full of the filters have been discovered abandoned in a shuttered North Dakota gas station and on a flatbed trailer near a landfill in that state.
North Dakota doesn’t have a facility that handles radioactive waste. In Montana, where the tolerance for radioactive waste is higher, four waste handlers have applied for permits, including one landfill near Glendive that’s already operational. In Culbertson, a few miles west of Bainville, Mayor Gordon Oelkers is concerned about a private permit application to accept radioactive material on 160 acres seven miles north of town.
“We have no authority over squat. I think DEQ will approve it,” Oelkers said. “It’s just the location of it. Within a mile of that facility there are 12 residences. It’s just a terrible location for people.” https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/company-suspected-of-dumping-radioactive-waste-in-montana-ordered-to/article_e63b89ac-cdc2-11e3-b909-0019bb2963f4.html
If you got the money you can buy off the government to pollute the land https://deq.mt.gov/Portals/112/DEQAdmin/dir/Documents/legal/Chapters/CH53-01.pdf
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