Coal Creek looking into oil field waste
Great River Energy will be holding meetings this week to discuss with local residents a possible permit application to take oil field waste at its North Dakota power plant. Coal Creek Station, located near Underwood, built their coal ash pit in the 90s to hold 4.5 million cubic yards of coal waste. Though since the power plant sells most of its coal ash for use in concrete, the pit is less than 2 percent utilized. The company is studying the project to handle up to 300,000 tons a year of oil field waste in its coal ash pit. Read the article in the Bismarck Tribune.