Proposed air quality rules released

...heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public testimony on the regulations through Dec. 19.The EPA set a 2015 deadline for areas...
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.
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

Alaskans concerned with mining in transboundary watersheds often aren't aware of the cooperation between the state and provincial governments, according to a British Columbia resource official.
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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.
State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...North Star Borough Assembly frustrated.Officials from the state Air Quality Division, part of the Department of Environmental Conservation, briefed assembly members Thursday on what the state is doing to help Fairbanks meet federal air quality...
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 Response...
Invasive species workshop slated Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage

...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...
State, refinery reach agreement on cleanup

...approved by the refinery owner and the state.The agreement between Flint Hills Resources, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General for cleanup of sulfolane, a chemical used in refining, was announced Monday...
Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

ANCHORAGE - A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate, but no one was injured and the environmental risk was considered minimal, responders said.
Lab results pending for seals found covered in oil them. They are also asking people to take photographs of oiled animals they encounter.The state Department of Environmental Conservation continues to run tests to determine the substance on the seals. Sheffield also has sent tissue samples...


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