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My Turn: Let's talk about wastewater

...or "blackwater," and our water quality and marine ecosystems will be forever compromised.Under new Alaska Department of Conservation rules, large cruise vessels need only meet clean water requirements after their wastewater has been diluted...
CCTHITA: Burglars stole $20K worth of items, caused Tuesday fuel leak

...include power tools and GPS units.Despite the fact that burglars may be to blame for the diesel spill, the Alaska Department of Conservation still considers the Central Council the responsible party by default since the spill occurred on their property...
DEC asks Forest Service for comment on Pothole log storage

The Alaska Department of Conservation has asked the U.S. Forest Service to respond in writing to allegations that it did not provide sufficient information in its...
State water quality division requests $25 million

The Alaska Department of Conservation's Division of Water Quality is proud of its primacy in the area of water quality. The state agency has wrested control of the...
BP mulls feds order on spills

...request a hearing on the matter, said James Wiggins, a spokesman for the federal agency. Officials with the Alaska Department of Conservation said the spill will lead to fines against BP and possibly stricter regulations for such transit lines, which...
Giant North Slope oil spill likely caused by ice buildup

...There is a lot of material on the ground," said Tom DeRuyter, the on-scene spill coordinator for the Alaska Department of Conservation. The pipeline normally carried 75 percent water and 25 percent oil, as well as gas, to a processing center...
Around Town

...Centennial Hall. Representative from Alaska Department of Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection...30 p.m., city dock. Sponsored by the Alaska Department of Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection...
Fuel tanker makes progress

...Crews are working in Nome to be ready for the tanker's arrival, perhaps Thursday.The Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Conservation are in Nome setting up a safety perimeter and preparing for offloading of the fuel, Evans said. The ship...
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.
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

...up to snuff by 2015. However, given a mixing zone, current technology could meet.Mixing zones are an Alaska Department of Conservation permitted area of water where treated or untreated discharge that does not meet DEC criteria can dilute to...


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