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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/north-pole-sues-over-refinery-contamina
State
Letter: Medicaid is about Alaskans helping Alaskans

...refinery in North Pole). The refinery, as reported by the Alaska Dispatch News, had "...solvent sulfolane in the groundwater that has traveled three miles from the North Pole refinery" and cost the state $2.9 million on oversight work. The state...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-10/letter-medicaid-about-alaskans-helpin
Letters
Outside influences are trying to affect Medicaid expansion

...refinery in North Pole. Yes, the refinery the Alaska Dispatch News reported where "...the solvent sulfolane in the groundwater that has traveled three miles from the North Pole refinery" and cost the state of Alaska $2.9 million in oversight work...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-05/outside-influences-are-trying-affect-
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/refinery-owner-loses-water-cleanup-lega
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-10/state-sues-over-north-pole-refinery-con
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/parnell-flint-hills-liable-spill
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/stacks-new-fiction
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-11/my-turn-keystne-xl-pipeline-deserves-
Opinion
Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections

...legislature to pass an additional law stating that the proposed mine would not impact the BBFR salmon population or pollute the groundwater.People argue that voting "no" on ballot measure 4 will grow the economy, but it won't. Instead, the mines will decrease...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-02/floyd-dryden-students-weigh-electio
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/editorial-second-thought-vote-yes-4
Opinion

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