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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/refinery-pays-penalty-hazardous-waste-f
State
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...

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

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/gov-defends-actions-oil-refinerys-futur
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/begich-says-he-doesnt-support-carbon-ta
State | AK legislature
Environmentalists' power and wealth is overestimated

...quite simply prudent statements in the face of ambiguous evidence. Standards for demonstrating the toxicity of industrial chemicals are based upon adults fully-developed endocrine systems. Why would anyone conclude such standards are safe for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051105/let_20050511004.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082004/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
Toxin found in Alaska gardens, warning issued

...officials are warning North Pole residents to avoid using well water on their gardens after tests showed traces of an industrial chemical. About 200 wells in and around North Pole are contaminated with sulfolane, an industrial solvent used to refine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012011/sta_773010065.shtml
News
The US still has a promising future

...concrete, textiles and cars are partially compensated for by continued excellence in aircraft, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and many computer-related technologies (especially software and related products). Although foreigners just...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-14/us-still-has-promising-future
Opinion
Official: white powder at JSD is like cake mix

...mix."Jilly said the lab in Anchorage tested the specimen for about a dozen toxic organisms and about two dozen industrial chemicals. The test results came back Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. The sample was received Thursday evening.The Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-03-09/official-white-powder-jsd-cake-mix
Local
Tests show more wells tainted near Alaska refinery

FAIRBANKS - Tests have shown more wells have been tainted with an industrial chemical from a refinery near Fairbanks. Flint Hills Resources announced last month that six wells near its North Pole refinery had tested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121509/reg_535925975.shtml

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