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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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CHRISTIANSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the troubled Limetree Bay refinery to install 18 air monitors in St. Croix after ordering the south shore plant to halt operations last month, the federal agency said today. The EPA ordered an emergency halt to refinery operations in May after

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC, which invests the retirement savings of Maine teachers, NFL football players and Mayo Clinic doctors, lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting on a troubled St. Croix oil refinery, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. Boston-based Arclight’s Energy

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan praised the Class of 2021 and praised the principals, administrators and the high school, UVI and Adult Education graduation committees for providing a memorable and safe experience for students even as the territory continues to fight the

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. regulators on Friday ordered the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix to cease operations for at least 60 days, throwing the multibillion-dollar overhaul of the massive plant into jeopardy. The south shore refinery has suffered several financial and operational setbacks since its private equity owners sought to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay has suspended production and residents of Enfield Green in Frederiksted are being asked to disconnect their cisterns after the refinery sprayed more oil over homes, rendering area water unsafe to drink. New noxious odors began Wednesday around noon, a week after similar gases permeated the west

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KINGSHILL — St. Croix residents are demanding answers from the Limetree Bay oil refinery, and from the officials regulating it, in the wake of a series of recent accidents that they worry have exposed them to toxic chemicals and endangered their health. Since restarting operations in February, Limetree Bay has

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands government has so far failed to identify the cause of a persistent chemical stench on St. Croix, and the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that federal investigators have not yet begun air quality testing. “Recent air emission incidents at and near Limetree Bay are unacceptable,”

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CHRISTIANSTED — The owners of the troubled Limetree Bay refinery have agreed to resume sulfur dioxide monitoring, days after the EPA notified the company that it was in violation of the Clean Air Act. Reuters News Service reported exclusively that the sulfur dioxide monitors near the refinery were not operating

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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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