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Refinery pays penalty for hazardous waste fires

...2013.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Flint Hills had processed groundwater to remove an industrial chemical, sulfolane, linked to an old refinery spill.The EPA says Flint Hills disposed of used filters in an open trash bin and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/refinery-pays-penalty-hazardous-waste-f
State
Refinery owner loses water cleanup legal challenge

...Daily News-Miner reported that the company wants to pursue damages against Williams for spilling the industrial chemical sulfolane at the site before Flint Hills purchased the refinery in 2004.Flint Hills was aware of soil contamination, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/refinery-owner-loses-water-cleanup-lega
State
Gov. defends actions for oil refinery's future

...oil price in 2012.Flint Hills completed its purchase of the refinery in April 2004. In 2009, the industrial chemical sulfolane, a liquid used in refining oil, was discovered to have leached into groundwater beneath the refinery, resulting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/gov-defends-actions-oil-refinerys-futur
State | AK legislature
Begich says he doesn't support a carbon tax, takes aim at Koch brothers

...announced plans to close the Flint Hills refinery at North Pole, citing the costs from the cleanup of the industrial chemical sulfolane as a major reason.Begich, in his radio ad, refers to them as "billionaire outsiders" who turned their backs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/begich-says-he-doesnt-support-carbon-ta
State | AK legislature
State says North Pole water is safe to drink

...OK to drink. State officials say wells feeding the city water system have only trace amounts of the industrial chemical sulfolane, so there is no public emergency. The city's wells are deeper than most private wells, which have detected...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012210/reg_553296955.shtml
regional
North Pole wells tested for chemicals

...to about two dozen residents in the affected area near the Flint Hills Resources refinery. Trace amounts of the chemical sulfolane were found in a city well, which has since been turned off. Private wells in neighborhoods near the refinery are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/reg_517185422.shtml
North Pole water defendants suing each other

...cross claim against Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc., the former owner of an oil refinery from where the industrial chemical sulfolane leached into the water table and tainted 175 wells. Lawyers for Williams said in court this week they plan to file...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060610/sta_649781822.shtml
News
Tainted North Pole water wells under investigation

...North Pole after numerous wells have been found tainted by chemicals. Since November, officials have found the chemical sulfolane in the wells in the area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said sulfolane is a chemical used the fuel refining...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010110/reg_541796988.shtml
Tests show more wells tainted near Alaska refinery

...testing has determined about 30 private wells north of the refinery have been found with varying amounts of the chemical. Sulfolane is used to make fuel and bonds easily with water. Flint Hills officials believe a sulfolane spill sometime before...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121509/reg_535925975.shtml
Tests show more wells tainted near Alaska refinery

...testing has determined about 30 private wells north of the refinery have been found with varying amounts of the chemical. Sulfolane is used to make fuel and bonds easily with water. Flint Hills officials believe a sulfolane spill sometime before...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121309/reg_535156610.shtml

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