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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...
State backs off plan for mixing zones

...exemptions to the rule. The new proposed regulation, out for public comment until Dec. 19, replaces the Alaska Department of Conservation's controversial proposal last year to allow industries and sewage plants to use mixing zones in the spawning...
Stormwater swale project helps detect contaminants bigger future results for water cleanliness. A statewide study on water body contaminants by the Alaska Department of Conservation helped open the door for JWP to construct a demonstration model of a vegetated biofiltration stormwater swale...
Knowledge for better processing choices available

...learned from near-shore and shore-based seafood processing in other parts of Alaska, why is the Alaska Department of Conservation proposing to authorize one-acre accumulation of seafood waste on the seafloor of Auke Bay? ADEC's record...
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...
Wastewater talks continue today

...these discussions to decide if the existing data is sufficient to report treatment recommendations to the Alaska Department of Conservation. The main points of Thursday's discussions stemmed from a water quality report prepared by David Wetzel of...
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...
Cruise industry wins wastewater mixing zones

...point of discharge - measured where the effluent leaves the ship.With the requirement removed, the Alaska Department of Conservation can write permits for cruise ships that allow for mixing zones in the marine environment in which to dilute...
Wastewater bill gets first reading on Senate floor

...dischargers in Alaska - municipalities, small vessels mines and oil and gas exploration - are granted Alaska Department of Conservation permits for use of mixing zones, in which effluent is diluted until it meets water quality criteria, cruise...


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