Fairbanks businessman Bernie Karl playing a role in cleaning up Gulf oil spill

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Wednesday, July 28, 2010:

Fairbanks businessman Bernie Karl said a decision to transport oil-spill supplies to the Gulf Coast six weeks ago appears to be paying off.

Karl, who owns Chena Hot Springs Resort, Chena Power and K&K Recycling, made an expensive gamble to be part of the ongoing cleanup operation.

With crude from the damaged Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig steadily flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, he said he shipped 11 truckloads of equipment from North Pole to the Gulf Coast, at a cost of about $18,000 per load.