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State's only coal mine to halt exports

...additional layoffs are planned, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Officials from Usibelli and subsidiary Aurora Energy Services met with employees Tuesday to discuss how to transition the facility into idle mode.Aurora, which operates...
Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

...discharged during industrial activity shielded the railroad and the operator of the coal-loading facility, Aurora Energy Services LLC, from liability.Appeals court judges disagreed. Coal is not on the list of non-storm-water discharges...
State regulators press Alaska Railroad to curb spread of coal dust near Seward

...installing additional spray bars that can be used year round, said Steve Denton, general manager of operator Aurora Energy Services. The railroad also noted that the weather conditions last winter "presented a severe and unique weather pattern...
Alaska Railroad take steps to reduce coal dust

...taking steps to reduce coal dust that for years has dirtied the scenic tourist town of Seward. The railroad and Aurora Energy Services have reached an agreement with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to install measures to control...
Lawsuit filed over coal dust near Seward

...a federal court hearing to be held in coming months. The lawsuit alleges that the state-owned railroad and Aurora Energy Services in Seward are violating the federal Clean Water Act by allowing coal chunks to fall into Resurrection Bay and...
Seward coal dust lawsuit announced

...Alaska Center for the Environment and Alaska Community Action on Toxics have informed the Alaska Railroad Corp. and Aurora Energy Service they need to control pollution at Seward's coal loading dock. The Sierra Club says debris and blowing coal dust...
Coal dust becoming an ugly problem in Seward

...file a lawsuit against Alaska Railroad Corp. and Aurora Energy Services LLC, alleging they are discharging coal without...railroad entered into an operating agreement with Aurora Energy Services in Seward. When Suneel Alaska Corp. ran the facility...
Regulators cite AK railroad after coal dust complaints

...Another possibility is spraying the coal with nontoxic compounds, said Steve Denton, general manager of operator Aurora Energy Services. Immediate measures include spraying the coal with water and holding up trains during windy conditions. The...


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