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My Turn: Let's talk about wastewater

...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

...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...
Klukwan herbicide permit put on hold

...Lindekugel, an attorney for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, which is spearheading the appeal. The Department of Conservation, while conceding to some of the appellants' concerns, still feel that spraying the herbicides, Accord and...
Girl Scouts start their ovens for annual fund-raiser

...from the Fiddlehead Cookbook. This luscious dessert will be baked by Rebecca Smith, who is employed by the Department of Conservation as a water quality standards environmental specialist. Smith modifies the recipe slightly: The only difference...
Keep an eye on EPA regional administrator

...Her only experience outside a purely agriculture world is that she was appointed director of the California Department of Conservation, where she regulated oil and gas production, mining, recycling and agriculture land conservation, and was...
BP mulls feds order on spills

...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...
Settlement reached in Fairbanks boiler dispute

...replace the wood boilers with oil-fired boilers, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday.The state Department of Conservation filed the civil suit in January after the pair declined to shut down or remove the boilers that drew smoke complaints...
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...


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