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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
State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber

...cruise ships discharging in Alaska had advanced wastewater treatment systems," Hale said. "In order to operate...procedures. Ships will still have to use the advanced wastewater treatment systems. We'll allow mixing zones only if those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-09/state-water-director-talks-cruise-ships
State | Local
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

A dissenting member of the science advisory panel asked legislators to slow down work on a set of bills that would alter a citizens initiative requirement for cruise ship waste water discharge.

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
Measure takes trash to task

...oversight is as strong as any," said John Hansen, president of the Northwest Cruiseship Association. Advanced wastewater treatment systems on board many ships operating in Alaska make such permits unnecessary because the water released contains...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081706/loc_20060817006.shtml
News
My turn: Puff goes the magic on Measure 2

...sold and purchased on board. Are you kidding? Currently, all cruise lines and their 27 ships operate advanced wastewater treatment systems that meet and exceed standards set by the state of Alaska. Samples from these systems are tested both...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082006/opi_20060820017.shtml
Opinion
Ryndam spill estimate jumps to 40,000 gallons

...spillage, the Coast Guard said. The Ryndam is one of five Holland America ships in Alaska that use an advanced wastewater treatment system. The Coast Guard and the state Department of Environmental Conservation continue to investigate the incident...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082802/loc_spill.shtml
News
Coast Guard: Enforcement expected against Ryndam

...and two, it looks like human error," she said Friday. "We want to confirm that." The Ryndam has an advanced wastewater treatment system. What is typically discharged is "as pure if not purer than drinking water," company vice president...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082502/loc_ryndam.shtml
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