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News & Politics

Flint Hills asks for DEC hearing on sulfolane pollution standard at North Pole refinery

Flint Hills Resources wants a more lenient standard for treating sulfolane pollution at its North Pole refinery, while the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation wants to delay any decisions until the results of a long-term study come back.Laurel Andrews

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