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The saltwater woes

October 22, 2013

ANTLER — Saltwater has contaminated numerous acres of agricultural land in Bottineau County. The sources of the saltwater are storage pits and pipelines serving oil wells in the area....

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EarlyBird

Oct-22-13 8:00 AM

I'm more worried about where the rubber from our car tires go when it wears off. It must go into the atmosphere because it is not laying along side the road. Can you imagine all the billions of pounds of rubber and chemicals that become airborne every year.

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EarlyBird

Oct-22-13 8:07 AM

I'm also concerned with all the asphalt we have contaminated the soil with. Although the grass does seem to grow greener and taller near the roadways.

Gypsum has been the mineral of choice to neutralize salt. That lawyer must not know this.

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rickrod

Oct-22-13 8:14 AM

Oh yes the Oil is so great, NOT. Oil spills, Ground contamination, Killings, Car Accidents, Killing of wildlife. And no one gives a crap. Go Donny Nelson!

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ssund1

Oct-22-13 8:16 AM

The media makes such a fuss over an oil spill, I would take a whole truckload of oil before I would take 1 gallon of saltwater on my land.

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ssund1

Oct-22-13 8:20 AM

Saltwater is a huge problem in the oilfield and everyone has overlooked it. Maybe now saltwater will get some attention. "tip of the iceberg" is right! Also the flaring of gas. Why does propane and natural gas cost so much when they are wasting all that gas?

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jcalavera

Oct-22-13 10:11 AM

Get used to it. The oil companies do not care one bit for ND or North Dakotans. They are here to strip as much profit out of us as they can and will soon disappear, leaving those of us that live here to deal with the mess. Thanks to our legislature, who fall all over themselves catering to every whim and desire of the oil industries, we have nothing substantial in place to protect the people or environment. When the media is not paying attention, you can't get any action from the oil industry. They dump oil on your land, too bad for you. Quarter of land ruined by salt water, not their problem.

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EarlyBird

Oct-22-13 10:58 AM

After watching the highway/city dept. dump salt and salt water all over the roads and towns it is no wonder why it doesn't seem to pressing for the producers. Salt/alkali soils are abundant in ND. If you want to pay more for energy just go ahead and keep complaining about accidents.

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Russ98387

Oct-22-13 4:55 PM

Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride or Calcium Chloride is used on North Dakota roads. No magnisium chloride

*******stuffoflife.areavoices****/2013/01/23/dr-ganesh-bala-tests-road-salt-for-valley-news-live/

The state of North Dakotas health department allows the use of salt brine for ice or dust control

***********ndhealth.gov/WQ/gw/pubs/IceDustControlUsingOilfieldBrine_20130321.pdf

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