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Drilling boom increases harmful spills

...exceeding 40 million gallons on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana polluted a river, private wells and the municipal water system in Poplar. "It was undrinkable," said resident Donna Whitmer. "If you shook it up, it'd look all orange...
Nation and World
My Turn: Fluoride beneficial, despite distorted arguments

...amount could suffer adverse health effects, such as pitting and damage to the teeth. So is that an indictment of municipal water systems with fluoridated water at much lower concentrations? Hardly. A statement issued by the National Research Council...
Refiner offers settlement to some in North Pole

...Pole area homeowners affected by tainted groundwater. The company also has connected 28 homes to North Pole's municipal water system. The company told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner it expects to make more proposals later this month to more...
Regional News
When it rains, it pours: Pelican problems grow

...turbine, but also water for the community's drinking water, and also for the seafood plant," she said. The municipal water system is run by the city, while the Pelican Utility District's hydroelectric plant, is owned and operated by Kake...
Former refinery owner asks judge for lawsuit dismissal

...Environmental Conservation also is investigating. Trace amounts of sulfolane have been detected in the North Pole municipal water system. Officials say the chemical is being washed out through treatment. Flint Hills has been providing bottled water...
Regional News
Assembly to examine draft water study

...current water quality and quantity, the cost of improving Salmon Creek, the cost of including Thane on the municipal water system, effects of an AJ drainage tunnel, natural hazards, effects of sediment in Gold Creek and risks different mining...
Assembly to get first draft of AJ Mine water study Monday

...development in the watershed must be planned and developed to protect and maintain water quality in Gold Creek for the municipal water system and for fish and other habitat values.JWP's review of the watershed and risks is 12 pages long.Copies of...
Metlakatla bottled-water plant launched

...has the ability to produce 3,000 bottles per hour, Semaken said. Water for the operation comes through the municipal water system, from Chester Lake on Purple Mountain, Semaken said. "Chester Lake is very, very pure water," she said...
Cruise ship discharge permit reasonable, fair

...economically rational. It would force ships to pump out water cleaner than that they take on-board from the municipal water systems in ports of call. And by forcing businesses constantly to have the best, it also might unreasonably force them...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Petersburg to vote on fluoride 8/31/98

...cavity-free since fluoride was put into the municipal water system. ``There were maybe 10 kids in the whole community...Wrangell and Haines have not put fluoride in their municipal water systems, according to DEC. Bruce Jones, Petersburg...


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