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State to share cost in North Pole water contamination fix

Posted: July 12, 2014 - 8:46pm  |  Updated: July 12, 2014 - 9:16pm

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a refinery spill decades ago continues to contaminate groundwater.

The agreement covers the expense of developing the design, cost estimate and construction schedule for a water-main extension. It would serve 550 properties with water contaminated by sulfolane, an industrial chemical that was detected in groundwater in 2009.

The agreement does not include a commitment to follow up with construction work, however.

The deal was announced Friday by the Attorney General Michael Geraghty’s office. It requires the state, refinery owner Flint Hills Resources Alaska and the refinery’s former owner, Williams Alaska Petroleum, to equally share costs for the preliminary work.

 

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Suss
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Suss 07/14/14 - 01:37 pm
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Koch Bros Bailout

Parnell to the rescue of the Billionaire Brothers.

Just try to get the State to help with a non-oil related issue.

Those that dirty Alaska should be forced to clean up and pay for their own mess.

"Flint Hills purchased the refinery in 2004 and “agreed to take responsibility for the sulfolane that was “existing, known and disclosed.”

"During the past 10 years of Flint Hills’ ownership, the court documents state that there were 177 documented spills."

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/state-s-lawsuit-claims-north-po...

The Koch Bros are using all the money they saved from the cleanup thanks to Parnell's gift, to buy TV adds to influence Alaskan elections.

Another win-win for big oil.

For the uninformed, you know who you are.

http://www.kochcareers.com/FHR/default.aspx

https://www.fhr.com/newsroom/news_detail.aspx?id=327

Thankfully there is Petro Star Refinery.

http://www.petrostar.com/fbk/fbk.asp?page=refining

http://www.petrostar.com/divisions/divisions.asp?page=refining

kenai-king
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kenai-king 07/14/14 - 04:03 pm
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Suss

You are so ill informed this is Mapco's mess and this refinery has to stay open for the State of Alaska. If this Refinery shuts down, The state of Alaska will probably have to haul fuel up from the lower 48. The Kenai refinery I believe cannot produce enough for the state to operate.

Suss
Typical lib just spewing cht so because they make money they are bad guys if that's the way it is what about Apple hope you don't have an IPhone that would be horrible.

alaska
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alaska 07/14/14 - 12:19 pm
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The Refinery shutdown / they

The Refinery shutdown / they are not producing anything.

Suss
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Suss 07/14/14 - 05:22 pm
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Apples to Oil Pollution

When has an IPhone ever polluted a drinking well!?

It is not the making of money, it is the polluting of drinking water wells and the polluting of the election process that makes the Koch Bros the vile industrialists that they are!

They are big boys. Let them spend their big money and do the right thing with a big clean up.

The main reason Flint Hills folded was AV Fuel is cheaper to import than to pay the Koch's price.

More storage tanks and better prices put them out of the competition for AV Fuel sales.

Business is business, they bet and they lost.

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jford 07/15/14 - 10:38 am
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When Murkowski made a deal with the Koch brothers,

he was told of their history of ripoffs and spills.

Murkowski was a corporate tool also.

Parnell never met a corporation he didn't want to give state money to. It's all he knows. He's their lapdog.

Vote him out.

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