Deal made on costs of refinery spill plan

NORTH POLE - The state of Alaska will share the costs of a study on expanding North Pole's water system.

Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty made the announcement saying the state, refinery owner Flint Hills, and former owner Williams Alaska Petroleum will share the costs equally.

The agreement is due to the pollution of groundwater by sulfolane leaked from the refinery.

The proposal is to extend a water main to over 500 properties affected by the contamination.