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The lawsuit blames current refinery owner Flint Hills Alaska Resources and previous owner Williams Alaska Petroleum for releasing hazardous substances into the groundwater beneath the refinery. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday identifies sulfolane as one of the substances. Comment?
The Republican Senate Majority has named a new president. Sen. Kevin Meyer of Anchorage will be taking the reins from Wasilla's Charlie Huggins. Comment?
A panel of experts wrapped up two days of meetings Thursday in Fairbanks that will help the state Department of Environmental Conservation determine the appropriate cleanup level for contamination of North Pole's groundwater caused by chemicals leaking from the refinery now owned by Flint Hills Resources. DEC asked scientists with Ohio-based Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment , or TERA, to take a second look at the reference doses used by the state agency in setting a stringent cleanup level for sulfolane , an industrial solvent that leaked from the refinery over several years. Comment?
Ketchikan school enrollment has increased each year since 2010. This year, that's caused problems for two elementary schools. Comment?
Owners of the North Pole Refinery will pay $80,000 to resolve accusations that they mishandled hazardous waste at the facility last year. Flint Hills Resources Alaska will pay the penalty as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater cleanup activity on June 19, 2013. Comment?
Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public's help in their search for a 14-year-old runaway boy who has been missing for more than a month. Comment?
An Alaska man accused of shooting fireworks and shining a spotlight at Army helicopters flying low over his house on night flights has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Comment?
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