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Toxic algae bloom arrives in Southeast Alaska

...The reverse is true as well - small blooms can produce large amounts of the toxin, said Chris Whitehead, environmental program manager for the Sitka Tribe."It all just depends on the environmental conditions," Whitehead said. "Water temperature...
State closes DEC office in Bethel

...considerations played a role in the decision not to relocate someone to Bethel, said Steve Russell, the DEC's environmental program manager in Anchorage. He said Carlson's departure sped the process.Spill prevention and response will now be...
My Turn: Airport alternatives don't include runway reduction

...the citizens of Juneau. Patti Sullivan lives in Anchorage and is the Federal Aviation Administration's environmental program manager for Airports Division, Alaskan Region.
Agent Orange used near pipeline

ANCHORAGE - Steve Howdeshell, an environmental program manager for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, had heard for years that the Army may have sprayed Agent Orange along an old pipeline corridor...
State considering plan for raising submerged dozer

...Susitna-Watana dam. The bulldozer hit an apparently thin spot on the ice on the lake and sank.Steven Russell, environmental program manager for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC, said the company the dozer operator was...
State confirms 2 salmonella cases

...salmonella strains match to that of the affected eggs and the person reported eating eggs. Kimberly Stryker, an environmental program manager with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said at least one statewide retailer in Alaska reported...
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Ocean ranger program may cost $6 million, agency reports

...state as much as $100,000 each per summer if they worked continuously, according to Sharmon Stambaugh, an environmental program manager with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. If the rangers were not on board 24 hours a day...
State department plans to phase in ocean ranger program for the ocean rangers but the Legislature only approved spending $1.2 million on the program. DEC environmental program manager Sharmon Stambaugh said the state is still working out the details with contractor, Oasis Environmental Inc...


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