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Chieftain plans Taku River barge

Chieftain Metals, owner of the Tulsequah Chief mine, has returned to plans to use barges on the Taku River, spurring concern from some in Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/chieftain-plans-taku-river-barge
Outdoors
Testing shows no radiation in Cook Inlet

A test on Cook Inlet waters turned up no evidence of radiation emissions from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster having made its way into the area.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/testing-shows-no-radiation-cook-inlet
State
Invasive species workshop slated Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage

...control, weed management in rights of way, revegetation and using the exotic plant data portal. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will offer continuing education credits to certified pesticide applicators who attend the workshop...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/invasive-species-workshop-slated-oct
Outdoors
Photo: Spill training

Kayley Moen, left, and Sarah Moore, of the Southeast Alaska Response Team of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, train with a drum skimmer at Twin Lakes on Wednesday. Members of DEC's Spill Prevention and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-09/photo-spill-training
Local
Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

...the blaze was still under investigation, according to responders, who included Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel.Mike McNeil, a Coast Guard civilian command duty officer in Anchorage, said the agency...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/fire-offshore-gas-platform-prompts-evac
State
Commission: Alaska needs power improvements

ANCHORAGE - Alaska has an adequate power supply but an insufficient transmission system, which together could be strained by new Environmental Protection Agency requirements, according to Regulatory Commission of Alaska members.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/commission-alaska-needs-power-improveme
State
State develops 'Farm to Restaurant' publication

...of Agriculture has developed an online "Farm to Restaurant" fact sheet in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.Officials say the document is organized by product and explains the process required before products...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/state-develops-%E2%80%98farm-restaurant
State
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...plans for tankers would be pre-empted by federal authority, Larry Hartig, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation told the Coast Guard in a May letter.The Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
Fukushima radiation not found in Alaska seafood

...from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was damaged by a tsunami in 2011.Officials from the Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services on Friday announced results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/fukushima-radiation-not-found-alaska-se
State
Untested Southeast shellfish may carry poison

...The disease is potentially lethal, and can lead to fatal repository paralysis, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.The toxin comes from the algae shellfish eat, and there is no simple way to tell if the shellfish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/untested-southeast-shellfish-may-carry-
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