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Cruise ship wastewater panel meets in Juneau

...Legislature concluded that new technologies would not create a significant difference to pollution levels at the point of discharge. Water quality discharge levels can only be met currently through a mixing zone that flows down the side of the ship and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-25/cruise-ship-wastewater-panel-meets-june
State
Origin of fish disease a mystery for Alaska biologists

...Anchorage's Ship Creek, the most likely source of the parasite." The stream has already received potentially contaminated discharge water from Elmendorf Hatchery. "However, no Elmendorf Hatchery fish will be transferred to the Fort Richardson Hatchery...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061007/out_20070610007.shtml
Outdoors
Committee's answer to whether AJ Mine should reopen: It depends on the kind of mine

...surface caving due to mining, insuring water quality and the quantity of CBJ water supply, insuring long-term mine discharge water quality (CBJ liability), and a mining lease royalty. The committee members now will take a worksheet drafted by...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-03-30/committees-answer-whether-aj-mine-shoul
Local
Don't divide on mine issue

...believe the Kensington Mine will be somehow in violation of the 1972 Clean Water Act. This is simply false. The discharge water entering Berners Bay will meet the standards set forth in the act. How can anyone believe Coeur would be permitted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/093005/let_20050930024.shtml
Opinion
Red Dog Mine wants to start digging new pit

...its water discharges. The mine continues to be out of compliance with a limit on the total dissolved solids in its discharge water, Kulas said. If the mine stays out of compliance it could face legal action, including fines or lawsuits, said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052310/sta_643332519.shtml
News
STATE EDITORIAL: Red Dog settlement suggests state mining rules could be tighter

...characterizes the decision as good for both sides. "As long as it rains, as long as it snows, Red Dog must treat and discharge water," Kulas said in an interview Tuesday. And the pipeline is a way to dispose of the wastewater in a good way, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091808/opi_333852067.shtml
Industry's copper claims questioned

...discharge it. Under the permit, "cruise ships would be violating the permit were they to simply to take aboard and then discharge water that is deemed safe for consumption by residents of Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Haines and Sitka," according...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071108/loc_302723148.shtml
State wants to run waste water program

...National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program issues permits to municipal and industrial facilities that discharge water into U.S. waters. Under the proposal, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, with oversight from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071708/reg_305233982.shtml
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