There will be an Open House on sulfolane contamination in North Pole Tuesday, January 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Pole City Hall.
Representatives from the Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation, and Health and Social Services, will be there to answer questions, listen to concerns, and provide the most up-to-date information.
The industrial solvent, sulfolane, was found in wells near the North Pole refinery in the fall of 2009. The discovery and investigation of sulfolane contamination has been unprecedented in Alaska due to the distance that sulfolane has traveled in groundwater and the number of private drinking water wells affected. All residents with sulfolane detections in their water currently have been offered an alternate drinking water source.