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Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek wells

FAIRBANKS - An Air Force base about 25 miles southeast of Fairbanks has found contaminated groundwater in wells near Moose Creek.Eielson Air Force Base began testing wells in May for contamination that the Alaska Department of Environmental...
Drilling boom increases harmful spills

...lands and made them worry about their groundwater."If we lose our water," Justin Johnson...Bakersfield, California, and contaminated groundwater. Oil giant Aera Energy was ordered in...wastewater in pastures. The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District levied a $130...
Nation and World
Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections

...would not impact the BBFR salmon population or pollute the groundwater.People argue that voting "no" on ballot measure 4 will...developed without there being pollution in the surrounding groundwaters.I know that people who oppose protecting the wild salmon...
North Pole sues over refinery contamination

...recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution.The lawsuit filed Wednesday...releasing hazardous substances into the groundwater beneath the refinery.Sulfolane is...sulfolane contamination in the city's groundwater has rendered that groundwater unfit...
Refinery owner loses water cleanup legal challenge

...long-running attempt to get a petroleum company to pay for groundwater contamination that contributed to the refinery's closure...Instead, sulfolane has since been detected in a 3-mile long groundwater plume near the refinery, leaving Flint Hills responsible...
State sues over North Pole refinery contamination

...failed to stop a chemical spill that has damaged soil and groundwater.The lawsuit filed Thursday claims current owner Flint Hills...release of sulfolane, a liquid used in refining oil, leaving groundwater unfit for human use, and neither company has taken reasonable...
State | AK legislature
Parnell: Flint Hills liable for spill

FAIRBANKS - A new buyer of the North Pole refinery will be not be held responsible for groundwater contamination that leaked from the plant, but that won't be the case for the current owner, according to Alaska Gov. Sean...
State | AK legislature
In the Stacks: new fiction

...Apocalypse Cow," by Michael Logan (joint winner of the first Terry Pratchett prize), and "Fatal Descent," by Beth Groundwater (latest in the RM Outdoor Adventures Mysteries), as well as the titles below."The Mad Scientist's Guide to World...
Alaska Science Forum: Water fountains on the tundra

...theorized that we had seen the effect of high-pressure groundwater finding a way through permafrost.Dan White is a hydrologist...pimple caused when freezing ground in early winter blocks groundwater already restricted from beneath by permafrost. The fountain...
The Latest: Study says drought cost to grow by $500 million

...California is the country's leading state in terms of agricultural production.Researchers say that even with increased groundwater pumping, state farmers in 2015 will run 2.5 million acre-feet short of the water they normally use.However, the study...


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