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EPA Issues Order Directing Limetree Bay to Submit a Plan to Install and Operate 15 Hydrogen Sulfide…

Staff Consortium | June 18, 2021

In a release issued Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is establishing air monitoring requirements that Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC and Limetree Bay Refining, LLC must meet regarding the company’s refinery on St. Croix. "Repeated, recent incidents at the facility have raised significant health concerns and reinforced the need for air monitors to be in place and operational," the EPA said.  “This monitoring will provide important information about emissions coming from the operations at Limetree’s refinery,” said EPA acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan. “EPA is in close touch with this community to be responsive to serious pollution concerns, and we will not hesitate to use our authority to ensure companies like Limetree Bay come into compliance with laws that protect clean air. At the same time, we recognize…

Pointing to Research Showing Over 50 Percent of Virgin…

Kyle Murphy | June 13, 2021

ST. THOMAS — The East End Medical Center in St. Thomas on Friday hosted what it named the “Eat and Exercise”…

Dept. of Health Survey Seeks to Determine How Behaviors…

Staff Consortium | June 06, 2021

The VI Department of Health said in a release Wednesday that it launched the Behavioral Risk Factor…

Dept. of Health Awarded $3.1 Million by CDC to Better…

Staff Consortium | June 04, 2021

The V.I. Department of Health announced this week that it has successfully secured a $3.1 million grant…

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EPA Orders Pause of Limetree Bay Refining Operations

Staff Consortium | May 14, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that it has ordered Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC and Limetree Bay Refining, LLC to pause all operations at its St. Croix refinery due to multiple imp...

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