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What are nitrates?

October 30, 2015

Source: Benton Franklin Health District What are nitrates? Nitrates (NO3) are an essential source of nitrogen (N) for plants. When nitrogen fertilizers are used to enrich soils, nitrates may be carried by rain, irrigation and other surface waters through the soil into ground water. Human and animal wastes can also contribute to nitrate contamination of […]

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Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage

October 29, 2015

Source: Forum News Service BISMARCK – More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens of cases, a Forum News Service […]

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