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Refinery pays penalty for hazardous waste fires

...on June 19, 2013.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Flint Hills had processed groundwater to remove an industrial chemical, sulfolane, linked to an old refinery spill.The EPA says Flint Hills disposed of used filters in an open trash...
Refinery owner loses water cleanup legal challenge

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that the company wants to pursue damages against Williams for spilling the industrial chemical sulfolane at the site before Flint Hills purchased the refinery in 2004.Flint Hills was aware of soil contamination...
Gov. defends actions for oil refinery's future

...lower royalty oil price in 2012.Flint Hills completed its purchase of the refinery in April 2004. In 2009, the industrial chemical sulfolane, a liquid used in refining oil, was discovered to have leached into groundwater beneath the refinery...
State | AK legislature
Begich says he doesn't support a carbon tax, takes aim at Koch brothers

...recently announced plans to close the Flint Hills refinery at North Pole, citing the costs from the cleanup of the industrial chemical sulfolane as a major reason.Begich, in his radio ad, refers to them as "billionaire outsiders" who turned...
State | AK legislature
State says North Pole water is safe to drink

...been deemed OK to drink. State officials say wells feeding the city water system have only trace amounts of the industrial chemical sulfolane, so there is no public emergency. The city's wells are deeper than most private wells, which have...
North Pole water defendants suing each other

...filed a cross claim against Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc., the former owner of an oil refinery from where the industrial chemical sulfolane leached into the water table and tainted 175 wells. Lawyers for Williams said in court this week they...
Refinery seeks locations for new North Pole wells

...they're looking for locations to drill new wells that can feed the city's water system. Trace amounts of an industrial chemical used at the Flint Hills Resources refinery have been found in two wells that provide water for the city 14 miles...
BP drops Alaska-residency requirement

...Alaska and maintain residency as a condition of employment." The policy had not applied to Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy union members, employees hired before the policy began in 1998, or workers hired through contracts...
Alaska Digest

...union members and wouldn't negotiate a similar contract, said Randy Knowles, president of Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy (PACE) Workers International Local 8-369. BP spokesman Andrew Van Chau said BP has replaced the...
Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill

...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 how far the chemical has spread. Wilson said she didn't...


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