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Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

...water survived over the weekend.As a precaution, state and federal officials along the river system have ordered public water systems to turn off intake valves as the plume passes. Boaters and fishing groups have been told to avoid affected stretches...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-11/officials-downstream-colorado-mine-s
Outdoors
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...water survived over the weekend.As a precaution, state and federal officials along the river system have ordered public water systems to turn off intake valves as the plume passes. Boaters and fishing groups have been told to avoid affected stretches...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-10/residents-demand-health-answers-mine
Regional News
Capital budget one of last big pieces pending

...done to address the sulfolane groundwater contamination at North Pole, including the potential for extending the public water system to affected properties, chief assistant attorney general Steve Mulder said.The reappropriation would be contingent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-23/capital-budget-one-last-big-pieces-pend
State
Heroin ranks low among health priorities in Alaska

...Alaska, falling below issues the state considers public health priorities, including obesity, tobacco use and public water system fluoridation."While heroin use is a serious and growing problem for Alaskans and other Americans, and one that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06
State
Anchorage Assembly to explore fluoride debate

...Honeman said. "The municipal attorney was tasked to go out and find where the municipal or government or public water systems have been challenged around the country and how have the courts ruled."Honeman said low levels of fluoride are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/anchorage-assembly-explore-fluoride-deb
State
Alaska- and Colorado-based labs to merge

...expanded to Anchorage in 1985 and to Prudhoe Bay in 1998. The company serves the testing needs of more than 500 public water systems and wastewater treatment facilities throughout Alaska. Once merged, the companies will focus on establishing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060203/bus_merge.shtml
Business
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Too many of our roads and bridges are decrepit; school roofs across the nation are leaking or falling in; the public water system does not deliver safe drinking water for millions; the reach of public transportation systems is dwindling; the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072899/Ope_nadarcol.shtml
Vote no on adding fluoride to Juneau's public water system.

...to Juneau residents who need and want it, especially children. Re-introducing sodium fluoride to the Juneau public water system is an old, broad-brush solution. It will keep us from finding and implementing the best ways of accomplishing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090207/let_20070902001.shtml
Opinion
Choose freedom from fluoride

...by the same logic as this initiative, why not introduce such medications as antidepressants and statins to the public water system to reduce depression and cholesterol for those people that are not getting treated for those conditions? This to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092707/let_20070927007.shtml
Opinion
Juneau should say no to fluoridation

...opinion is overwhelming opposed to adding this chemical to everyone's drinking water. As stated most simply, the public water system is an expensive, cumbersome and potentially hazardous way to deliver a substance intended as a medication. And...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/093007/let_20070930010.shtml
Opinion

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