by Mary Pemberton
The Associated Press
Friday, July 9, 2010
The railroad and Aurora Energy Services have reached an agreement with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to take steps to clean up the coal-loading facility, where residents say coal dust flies from huge piles of coal.
The railroad has agreed to pay a nearly $220,000 fine, with much of that money going toward the cost of mitigation measures, including installing multiple high pressure spray bars to keep down dust and sealing up the coal chute.