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Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...state ferries are equipped with water treatment systems that were standard in the 1970s, said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation cruise ship program specialist Ed White.Eight of the 11 state-owned vessels "use a little chlorine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07
State
Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.The fuel tax will fund the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Prevention and Response division, which cleans up about 2,000 crude oil and refined fuel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/gov-signs-first-tax-increase-10-years
State
Sitka company fined $75,000 for improper fish waste disposal

...Bay Seafoods pipe was discharging waste at a depth of three feet, above the 60-foot requirement.Department of Environmental Conservation compliance manager Mike Solter says waste released in shallow water can pile up and smother the sea floor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-22/sitka-company-fined-75000-improper-fish
State
Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/air-force-finds-contamination-moose-cre
State
Battle over blackwater

Cruise ships are a staple of the summertime horizon in Juneau, but rules put in place last year allow some of the 36 vessels that navigate Alaska waters to release treated wastewater while tied up at the capital city's docks.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/battle-over-black-water
Local
Toxic algae bloom arrives in Southeast Alaska

...agency that would close a fishery should it become necessary, it would do so based on the advice of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said Scott Kelley, the Douglas-based shellfish-groundfish program leader for the Alaska Department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/toxic-algae-bloom-threatens-shellfish
Local
Fourth of July food, merchandise vending permits available

...basis. Designated locations, the food vending area design, fee information, insurance and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation requirements are available upon request. TheDEC requires food vendors to obtain food service certificates...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-07/fourth-july-food-merchandise-vendin
Neighbors
My Turn: EPA is at it again

While Juneau is working on its economic development plan, the federal government is back at adopting costly and burdensome new regulations at the expense of sustainable growth.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-26/my-turn-epa-it-again
Opinion
Honoring Alaska's WWII history

In an old Army Air Force hangar in Yakutat, Bob Miller has boxes of World War II-era letters from soldiers to loved ones.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/yakutats-once-and-future-war
Art
A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes

For a long time, Richard Stokes avoided poetry, afraid of what he might say. "I think (I avoided it) because I was very timid," he said.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/day-life-richard-stokes
Art

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