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Settlement Expected In Fairbanks Wood Boiler Case

By | July 29, 2013 - 9:54 am

Resolution of the Straughn wood boiler case in Fairbanks appears imminent.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation sued Fairbanks residents Andrew and Gloria Straughn for creating a public nuisance by operating two wood fired boilers that smoked out neighbors, including students and staff at Wood River Elementary school.

The D.E.C and the Struaghns have submitted a joint motion for judgment with settlement terms that include the Straughns no longer operating the boilers or other solid fuel burning devices, as well as paying the state $12,000 to cover costs, interest, penalties and attorney’s fees.

The settlement has to be approved by Superior Court Judge Jane Kauvar.

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