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State, refinery reach agreement on cleanup

...cleanup of sulfolane, a chemical used in refining, was announced Monday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Kristin Ryan of the DEC said Flint Hills already has been complying with most provisions and the agreement puts them into a legally...
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...export oil in Skagway right now; you'd have to put in a whole new facility in that little space," Sullivan said.Kristin Ryan, director of spill response for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said Northern Cross may not need...
Division wants spill-prevention fund

...keep up with costs, the director of the state's Division of Spill Prevention and Response told lawmakers Thursday.Kristin Ryan told a House subcommittee the shortfall in the prevention account is projected to happen in fiscal year 2016, and the...
State | AK legislature
Panel finds little danger from tsunami debris U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, right, on Friday at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska, as Kristin Ryan, center, of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, listens. Officials say tsunami debris crossing...
Regulators propose changes to state's food safety program

...establishments to be inspected one to four times a year, depending on the level of risk associated with them, said Kristin Ryan, director of the Division of Environmental Health. But with just 32 employees and 10,000 restaurants, seafood plants...
Lawmakers to DEC: Exempt Alaska's small cheese makers

...Republican from Wasilla, said direct sales of raw milk products between the farmer and consumer should be exempt. Kristin Ryan, head of the department's division covering sanitary food, has argued that the new rules are accessible to small...
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DEC gives Alaska salmon clean bill of health

...salmon, but it's even more good news for Alaskans who like to eat fish," said state epidemiologist John Middaugh. Kristin Ryan, the director of DEC's Division of Environmental Health, said the lower mercury levels in Alaska fish probably are...
No radioactive threat expected from tsunami debris

...seafood or wild game could be affected."From what we found from the data that is available, the answer is no," said Kristin Ryan, environmental health director for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. "There is no concern to us...
Aerial pesticide rules to go into effect

...public hearings on them. A few state lawmakers, mostly Democrats, held their own hearing on the issue in April. Kristin Ryan, director of DEC's environmental health division, said the final regulations take into account some concerns the...
New rules proposed for state food handlers

...sponsored by Alaska Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau. "The (food safety) program received a cut a few years ago," said Kristin Ryan, the department's director of environmental health. "We realized we would never have sufficient funding to inspect...


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