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State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber

...discharging in Alaska had advanced wastewater treatment systems," Hale said...discharge from these (advanced wastewater treatment) systems is a clear liquid...still have to use the advanced wastewater treatment systems. We'll allow mixing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-09/state-water-director-talks-cruise-ships
State | Local
My Turn: Science panel's work ends as DEC's continues

...the point of discharge" requirement. Cruise companies had just spent millions of dollars to upgradeto Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems. A panel of experts had concluded AWTS are very effective systems.Although the quality of effluent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-02-13/my-turn-science-panels-work-ends-decs
Opinion
Senate delays vote on wastewater bill

...called for a science advisory panel, which, in a preliminary report last year, found that none of the advanced wastewater treatment systems on ships operating in Alaska waters could consistently meet water quality standards at the point of discharge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-14/senate-delays-vote-wastewater-bill
State
Gov. Parnell's plan would change cruise wastewater rules

...ships fully into compliance.The panel, in a preliminary report from November, found that none of the advanced wastewater treatment systems on ships operating in Alaska waters could consistently meet water quality standards at the point of discharge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-24/gov-parnells-plan-would-change-cruise-w
State
Cruise ship wastewater standards testimony heard

...panel's preliminary report gave passing grades to the cruise industry's current technology."The advanced wastewater treatment systems, the ones incorporated on the ships in 2004, are the best available technology," Hartig said. "You...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-28/cruise-ship-wastewater-standards-testim
State
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

...government set up new cruise ship wastewater standards.The cruise industry invested $200 million in advanced wastewater treatment systems in the early 2000s, Binkley said."A significant investment," Binkley called it. And it says something...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-08/public-input-builds-wastewaster-legisla
State
Cruise ship air emissions drop; wastewater discharges mixed

...from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. While the number of large ships that installed advanced wastewater treatment systems has increased, other ships are discharging outside state waters instead, DEC Commissioner Michele Brown...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082902/sta_cruise.shtml
News
Report says cruise ship pollution down

...Monday, DEC released a report assessing cruise ship and wastewater impacts in Alaska. It notes that advanced wastewater treatment systems installed on the cruise ships over the last two and a half years have "dramatically improved" the quality...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012904/sta_cruise.shtml
News
Small ships fear pollution controls

...from large and small cruise ships to meet by January 2004. Most large cruise ships have either installed advanced wastewater treatment systems or stopped dumping within Alaska waters, according to a study by the Department of Environmental Conservation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030404/sta_pollute.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...program, a description of the "Large Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge General Permit," updates on advanced wastewater treatment systems and the department's monitoring and sampling program, among others. For more information on the meeting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060107/sta_20070601033.shtml
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