April 9, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 15

A Year After Glasgow, Radioactive Waste Firm In Legal Trouble

An oil company that hoped to store radioactive waste in Glasgow a year ago is now facing more legal problems. Daniel McNair and his son Daniel Ross McNair are facing 14 felony charges in an indictment filed in Anchorage,on March 28.

According to a report in the Great Fall Tribune, prosecutors from the Alaska Attorney General’s Office claim that DMC Technologies filed falsified lab data to the state and to an Alaskan oil company. They reported that the site was cleaned, but further investigation revealed that the site remained contaminated.

McNair was acting as president of a waste remediation company named Dyad Environmental Inc. and proposed that Valley County officials allow the company to store low-level radioactive waste in the landfill east of Glasgow.

Dyad proposed paying Valley County Landfill $50 a ton to store up to 10,000 tons of process filter socks, pit liners and saturated solid waste generated during the production in the Bakken oil field.

As the deal fell through, it had been revealed that McNair had spent six months in jail and was forced to pay $120,000 in restitution for his role in defrauding the Westinghouse Electrical Corp. of $450,00 in 1993.

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