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Updated: Dec. 20, 2017

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DEC, Contaminated Sites


DEC, Contaminated Sites Program, Division of Spill Prevention and Response

Jim Fish

Environmental Program Specialist and Project Manager
(907) 451-2117



DEC, Public Water Systems


DEC, Drinking Water Program, Division of Environmental Health
Cindy Christian

Program Manager, Field Operations
(907) 451-2138



DHSS, Health Related Information

DHSS Division of Public Health
Sandrine Deglin

Environmental Public Health Program Manager
(907) 269-8028



Flint Hills Resources Alaska


Flint Hills Resources Alaska, Ground Water Office
Tim Arnold

1100 H&H Lane, North Pole, AK, North Pole, 99705

(907) 488-0723 



City of North Pole


City of North Pole, Public Works
Bill Butler

Director of City Services

125 Snowman Lane, North Pole, AK 99705

(907) 488-8593



Staying Informed


Since the discovery of sulfolane in private drinking water wells in 2009, DEC has maintained communications with the people of North Pole. The outreach effort has been in collaboration with other stakeholders, including the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Flint Hills Resources Alaska.


DEC has used many forms of communication to ensure that the community is well informed of the status of the site and on how to prevent potential exposure to sulfolane. For details on the outreach efforts please see the site history page. Key avenues of communication have included:



Open houses and workshops

These provide a forum where community members can meet and talk one‐on‐one with appropriate technical and regulatory officials and learn important information about the project. These events are publicly advertised and open to anyone interested.






2:30 - 4:30p.m. , North Pole Plaza Mall


An Open House will be held to provide information to the public and solicit comments and questions on the upcoming community water expansion project.


City of North Pole

Flint Hills Resources Alaska

Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation


The following public events have taken place:


  • Open house
  • Open house
  • Open house
  • State agency open house
  • Open house
  • Open house
  • Community Workshop
  • Open house
  • Technical Project Team open house
  • Public meeting
  • Public meeting

Feb. 25, 2017

Aug. 18, 2015

Jan. 14, 2014

June 25, 2013

Feb. 20, 2013

May 1, 2012

May 16, 2011

Oct. 5, 2010

May 6, 2010

Feb, 18, 2010

Nov. 23, 2009