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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 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix after it emitted noxious fumes that prompted some schools to close on Friday. The release of sulfuric gases from the facility, which caused nausea and eye irritation

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CHRISTIANSTED — A flammable toxic gas coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, DPNR officials admitted on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising people with respiratory ailments such as allergies, lung disease

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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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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising the community that the department is aware of a foul, gaseous smell permeating throughout the Frederiksted area for the past few days.  DPNR’s Air Quality Management Program staff has responded to citizen’s complaints

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces a fuel delivery prohibition against the owner and/or operator of Gas For Less Service Station located at 1 AR Estate Diamond, Christiansted; and Freedom City Service Station located at 41-59 Estate Concordia, Frederiksted.   This prohibits the facilities from having

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci, Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:   

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CHRISTIANSTED — Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have commented on how many snakes they have been seeing. Seeing snakes this time of year is a common occurrence but not in the frequency that some have been reported. It’s not so much that we have a bumper

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