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CHRISTIANSTED — Once the largest in the western hemisphere, Limetree Bay oil refinery filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in six years as federal authorities labeled it a danger to public health, dealing a blow to a private-equity investor and the territory’s struggling economy. The owners of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Bryan-Roach Administration was caught off guard Monday by the harsh suddenness, labor fallout and economic reality of September’s planned shutdown of the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix. Governor Albert Bryan did not say that he was given a courtesy call in advance of the Limetree Bay

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KINGSHILL — A day after the Limetree Bay Refinery announced it would cease operations in September, a Community Impact Survey continues to gather evidence of widespread health impacts from operational failures at the refinery. The Community Impact Survey is ongoing through July 9th, and all residents of St. Croix are

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement concerning Limetree Bay RefInery’s announcement to suspend the restart of refinery operations and lay off 271 employees: “Our administration continues to maintain its position of supporting a restart in refinery operations that fully considers the health and safety of St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement of conditions, including additional emissions monitoring, for resumption of refinery operations at Limetree Bay Refinery: “We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and

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FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to send experts and staff to a recently reopened St. Croix refinery as soon as this week to conduct an investigation, the agency said in a Tuesday statement after some residents said an odor coming from the refinery caused them to feel

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) advises the community that the department has confirmed that there were elevated concentrations of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) in the No. 8 flare header at the Limetree Bay Refinery. DPNR is in close communications with the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Amid concerns raised by and appeals filed by non-governmental organizations, members of the community and the company itself, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn its Clean Air Act “plantwide applicability limit” (PAL) permit for the Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refining facility on St. Croix originally

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it has revoked an expansion permit for the Limetree Bay oil refinery in St, Croix, citing concerns that the area around the south shore facility is overburdened with pollution. The decision allows the plant to keep operating but will block ongoing

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