Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...near Fairbanks are undergoing treatment.The Fish and Wildlife Service can treat the lakes once the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issues a permit, which can take up to 100 days.The lengthy process is partly due to the department...
Cause of diesel spill in Cold Bay under investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Frosty Fuel, LLC, established a unified command Friday in response to a diesel spill in Cold Bay, Friday.Frosty Fuel personnel...
Sunken tug carried up to 250 gallons of fuel "evaluate and remove pollution sources aboard the tug," read a USCG situation report. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is monitoring the vessel and nearby areas for pollution. A time line has not been set as to when...
One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...much a reduced concern," said Bob Mattson, who oversees oil spills in Southeast Alaska for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.Mattson said Southeast Alaska Lightering, using a handful of divers, pumped the fuel out of the...
Petersburg beach water safe again

Petersburg's Sandy Beach is safe to swim in once more.The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation released a statement Monday saying that water quality tests found that bacteria levels off the beach are now within regulatory...
In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE - Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.
Petersburg beach tainted with sewage

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that it has found high levels of fecal coliform bacteria at Petersburg's Sandy Beach.The beach is a popular recreation...
WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

...warnings and issued a radio broadcast as a precaution.Candice Bressler, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said it wasn't immediately clear how much fuel or lube oil was onboard. A sheen was observed...
Emergency effort begins to kill invasive plant

...known to crowd out native species of freshwater flora, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation invoked its emergency authority last week to grant a special herbicide permit.Elodea was found...
Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek wells

...wells near Moose Creek.Eielson Air Force Base began testing wells in May for contamination that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said was likely caused by firefighting foam used from 1970 to 2000, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...


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