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DEC reveals extent of cruise pollution

...standards.DEC monitors cruise ships within three miles of shore to uphold the rules.Jason Olds is an environmental program specialist with the DEC and monitors cruise ship pollution from his Juneau office. For the past five years, the state...
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Airplane de-icer spawns new contaminant rules

...diverted most of the de-icing fluid that used to drain to Lake Hood, said Shane Serrano, the airport's environmental program specialist. The airport water pollution permit does not limit the amount of de-icing fluid that drains to Cook Inlet...
Cleanup starts on diesel spill near Valdez

...weeks, he said. "This is a large spill for Prince William Sound and that area," said Brown, who is an environmental program specialist at the agency. "There's certainly plenty of wildlife and potential environmental risk is pretty high...
City wins OK for for higher copper level in wastewater

...spiked again." The issue has nothing to do with Juneau's drinking water, said Carrie McMullen, an environmental program specialist with the state drinking water program. "I want to make it clear that Juneau lead and copper levels are...
Fuel leaks into Twin Lakes

...swimmers and pets should avoid the area for the next few days, the DEC advises.Cheyenne Sanchez, an environmental program specialist with the DEC, said they were lucky to get to the spill early. He said the 675-gallon tank was mostly...
Historic shipwreck may be source of oil sheens

...a later date," said Crystal Djuren, an environmental program specialist for the DEC. "But it's unclear what their...the vessel sank," said Sarah Moore, an environmental program specialist for the DEC. "At this point there is no...
Southeast Environmental Conference wraps up

...agencies consisted of the Juneau Watershed Partnership and the Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC Environmental Program Specialist Evonne Reese gave a representation of online tools for finding information about contaminated sites, several...
Auke Bay fuel leak deemed minor

...of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, inspected the area Tuesday. Environmental Program Specialist Crystal Smith said the spill was fixed properly. Cawdrey said the leak was a result of the facilities rather...
Oil retrieved from Princess Kathleen wreckage tallied

...petroleum products from the long-sunken Princess Kathleen. "Overall it was an interesting project," said environmental program specialist Sarah Moore. "The ability to remove that amount of oil was a rewarding experience for both the ADEC and...
Stormwater swale project helps detect contaminants

...contaminants that cannot be traced back to a single source. "Pollution can be a number of things," said DEC environmental program specialist Brock Tabor. He said nonpoint source pollution is a large problem in Alaska because things like sediments...


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