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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
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...
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...
BC to Skeena watershed mine: Improve design

...adversely impacted.They've asked for additional information and analysis of several factors, including alternatives, groundwater data and the mine's overall likelihood of potential adverse impacts.The company said in a press release issued the day...
Mount Polley to re-open after last year's disaster

...the release said. Imperial Metals Corporation must also pay $6.1 million reclamation security, update its surface and groundwater monitoring plan, have a long-term water treatment and discharge plan, and develop a five-year mine plan and reclamation...
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...


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