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Associated Press, Published April 05 2012

Future of proposed Oil Patch facilities uncertain

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Opponents of an Oklahoma company's plans to build an oil waste facility near the southwest North Dakota town of Belfield have submitted petitions asking Stark County officials to reconsider approval.

Neighbors of the proposed Location Services Inc. facility have voiced concerns about truck traffic and possible harm to the environment. The Dickinson Press reports county zoning officials last week approved the facility but the County Commission has now scheduled a special meeting for April 17 to get feedback from a state health official.

Separately, Billings County commissioners have decided to reject a company's plans for a facility near Fairfield to separate chemicals and water used in hydraulic fracturing, a process to recover oil. Commission Chairman Jim Arthaud says he doesn't expect Clean Energy Fluids Systems LLC to give up.

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Information from: The Dickinson Press, http://www.thedickinsonpress.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.