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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...
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...
My Turn: Keystone XL Pipeline deserves the President's scrutiny

...pipeline, because here, unlike the benefits side of the equation, the risks are sizeable.While the risk of oil spills and groundwater contamination are well known to those living along the route, I want to focus on the biggest risk of all ... exacerbating...
My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?

...on permafrost. Climate change for the Lower 48 will impact critical water supply especially in the southwestern states (groundwater depletion and its impact on food supply, as currently circa 25 percent of U.S. food supply comes from Central Valley...
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...
Refinery pays penalty for hazardous waste fires

...settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater cleanup activity on June 19, 2013.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Flint Hills had processed groundwater to remove an industrial chemical, sulfolane, linked to...
Empire Editorial: On second thought, vote yes on 4

...stored in or near the Reserve forever. No mine of Pebble's size has ever been developed without polluting the surrounding groundwater.Given that mining of this type is being proposed in the heart of the world's greatest salmon-producing watersheds...


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