"Oil Drilling In North Dakota Raises Concerns About Radioactive Waste"

"Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.

The trucks drive up to a scale flanked by something seldom found in rural dumps — two 8-foot-tall yellow panels that essentially form a giant Geiger counter.

Two or three times a day, the radiation detector blares like a squad car, because under tons of refuse someone has stashed yard-long filters clotted with radioactive dirt from drilling sites."

Neela Banerjee reports for the Los Angeles Times July 26, 2014.

Source: LA Times, 07/28/2014