Agrium applies for air permit

Agrium Corp. today announced it applied for an air quality operations permit with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre.

Navarre said he received an email from the company saying the permit application — which is a year long process — was filed in conjunction with a company evaluation on reopening the Nikiski fertilizer plant.

They’re doing both concurrently so that if they want to reopen next year they can, Navarre said.

In June, Steve Wendt, the company’s manager for the facility, said Agrium was evaluating the state of existing equipment and had 50 people employed in the process.

“The company is not making any decision whether to resume operations at the facility at this time,” Wendt said.

Today, the company, which closed the ammonia and urea fertilizer plant in 2007, described the permit application with DEC as a “milestone,” Navarre said.

More

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:46

Kenai Chamber plans silver salmon derby

Move over, Seward — the Kenai River will get its own silver salmon derby this fall.

Read more
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:10

North Pacific council to take up Cook Inlet salmon plan

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will open up a process next week that will likely take years to redesign the Cook Inlet salmon fishery... Read more

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:42

Kasilof man pleads not guilty to kidnapping, additional charges

A Kasilof man entered not-guilty pleas to kidnapping, assault and other charges during a Kenai Superior Court arraignment Tuesday.

Read more

Around the Web