Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...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 the...
My Turn: Clarifying air quality

You would think from the recent front page articles across the state regarding cruise ships and air quality that our skies were blanketed with smoke and our air wasn't fit to breathe.
Saving Jordan Creek

...however. A team of agencies and volunteers have long worked to restore it to health; it's been on the Department of Environmental Conservation's impaired water body list since 1998. And in 2013, it met all the state's water quality guidelines...
My Turn: Keep Alaskan food pesticide free

I have been a rural Alaskan resident for 40 years, trolling, longlining and oyster farming for a living. Here on Prince of Wales, a huge percentage of people benefit from living in a pristine environment.
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 boat...
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

...400,000 per home in rural Alaska Native communities, according to Bill Griffith with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's water division."It's incredibly expensive," he said.There are no roads linking the far-flung...
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...


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