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Cruise execs back testing

...been honest with the state in discussing their marine sanitation devices, which treat blackwater before it's discharged...within a few years. Also, the problem with the marine sanitation devices is overstated, according to Dow. If three of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111400/Loc_Cruise.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...suspended solids per liter. The standard, effective Jan. 1, 2003, is based upon the design specifications for marine sanitation devices used to treat on-board toilet waste, or blackwater. Tests done under a voluntary monitoring program in 2000...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042001/Loc_SeaChange.shtml
My Turn: Cruise ship practices need more scrutiny

...foreign-flagged cruise industry has its public relations folks chattering about the improvements they are making to vessel marine sanitation devices. The cruise industry spin doctors are quick to point out that passenger ship tourists desire pristine waters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082902/opi_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...had only one regulatory hammer: The agency could issue citations to cruise lines if ships had malfunctioning Marine Sanitation Devices, which treat blackwater, or toilet waste. But if the devices were working, the numbers of fecal coliform...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012801/Loc_coastguard.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...not inspire confidence in voluntary promises, Brown said. She noted that the industry long claimed that its Marine Sanitation Devices were adequate for cleaning toilet waste before marine discharge, an assumption that was decisively undermined...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040801/Loc_cruisebill.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...sufficiently analyze what's in the water and does not sample frequently enough. It's already clear that marine sanitation devices aren't operating properly or are simply overwhelmed by the volume of water that must be treated, he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091000/Loc_Debate.shtml
Coast Guard cautious about new regulatory role

...had only one regulatory hammer: The agency could issue citations to cruise lines if ships had malfunctioning Marine Sanitation Devices, which treat blackwater, or toilet waste. But if the devices were working, the numbers of fecal coliform...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012801/Loc_coastguard.html
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Debate on ships is murky

...sufficiently analyze what's in the water and does not sample frequently enough. It's already clear that marine sanitation devices aren't operating properly or are simply overwhelmed by the volume of water that must be treated, he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091000/Loc_Debate.html
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Capitol cruise summit

...blackwater, or toilet waste. Five regulatory actions by the Coast Guard are pending for ships with malfunctioning marine sanitation devices. Fecal coliform levels in unregulated graywater, which is collected from laundries, showers, sinks and galleys...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111200/Bre_cruisesummit.html
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Knowles meets with cruise ship executives

...say whether he was satisfied that cruise company officials have been honest with the state in discussing their marine sanitation devices, which treat blackwater, or toilet waste, before it's discharged. Fecal coliform counts in both treated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111300/Bre_Breakin.html
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