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Aerial Survey Work August 22-24


Fugro Airborne Surveys will be doing aerial mapping work for Flint Hills Resources to delineate permafrost soils in and around the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. The work will take place between Thursday August 22 and Saturday August 24. It is hoped the work can be completed in two days, but weather and wind conditions will dictate the exact schedule during those days. This may result in the project extending beyond August 24. Operations will take place between 9 AM and 5 PM.

 This work will involve a geophysical instrument, which resembles a small rocket, to be carried as a slung below a helicopter. The helicopter and instrument will hover at low levels above the ground. There will be no flying over residences or any buildings. The helicopter will fly low and slow, resulting in significant noise during the aerial survey project. The technology being used is safe and will not cause problems for residences, power lines or electronic equipment. A photo showing the likeness of the helicopter and survey instrument is attached.

 For any questions or concerns please contact Jeff Cook at 907-488-5104 or Marisa Sharrah at 907-488-5103 at Flint Hills Resources.

 The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.

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