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Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

...mid-September.A spokeswoman for Fairbanks International Airport says the airline cited the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole and higher fuel costs as a major factor in the decision. Flint Hills ended production in May...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/frontier-end-seasonal-flights-fairbanks
State
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

...The military plans to buy more than 2,000.Military officials told Murkowski that the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole will not influence the decision. The refinery had supplied jet fuel for Eielson aircraft...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/murkowski-hopeful-eielson-will-house-ne
State
Photo: Sign of the times

...post on Wednesday. Billionaires David and Charles Koch, whose Koch Industries announced the closure of the Flint Hills Resources Refinery in North Pole in February, have been financing attack ads against Democrats across the nation including Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-24/photo-sign-times
Local
Alaska seeks extent of refinery chemical spill

...Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig also said a team of agencies that has worked with the Flint Hills Resources refinery to study the issue is talking to national experts. The state estimates about 200 wells in and near North...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121610/reg_757473049.shtml
Regional News
Lawmakers briefed on gas project

...on-site power generation feeding Railbelt utilities, possibly by 2012. A pipeline to North Pole, home of a Flint Hills Resources' refinery and electric generation facilities, would cost about $110 million and could be operational by 2014, he...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040509/sta_426108559.shtml
North Pole wells tested for chemicals

...protect the public, including bottled water provided 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/reg_517185422.shtml
North Pole water contaminated by refinery chemical

NORTH POLE - At least six households near the Flint Hills Resources refinery at North Pole recently learned their drinking water is contaminated by a chemical called sulfolane that's used to make fuel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112509/reg_528826729.shtml
Some North Pole wells exceed toxin standards

...state officials say the guidelines were set low as a precaution. Sulfolane is used in fuel refining. The Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole announced the contamination last fall, and an estimated 60 private wells are tainted as well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021210/sta_562207923.shtml
News
Refinery apologizes for contamination

...have been no studies involving its effect on humans. "North Pole is the case study," Tallant said. The Flint Hills Resources refinery disclosed the contamination last fall, with an estimated 60 private wells tainted. The spill occurred more...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022310/reg_566536982.shtml
Regional News
Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill

...area. Wilson said another priority concern is tainted wells in North Pole. At least six households near the Flint Hills Resources refinery have wells that are contaminated with an industrial chemical used in the making of fuel. The company is testing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112509/sta_528826943.shtml

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