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Arctic village tries new sanitation system pilot program

KIVALINA - The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is testing a new sanitation system in the impoverished Inupiat community of Kivalina.ANTHC chose Kivalina as the best candidate in northwest Alaska to test the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-08/arctic-village-tries-new-sanitation-sys
State
Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...Recognition week, honoring men and women who "defend our nation, enforce the laws, maintain transportation and sanitation systems, deliver our mail, help protect the environment, respond to emergencies of all natures, explore outer space...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/assembly-approves-hybrid-pool-board
Local
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...and consortium are working on a study to see if piped systems are feasible for the roughly 30 communities with no sanitation system and about a dozen with small haul systems that rely on trailers to deliver water and pick up sewage, Griffith said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State | AK legislature
Spending bills would provide $75 million for rural sanitation

...recently unveiled in the U.S. Senate would provide rural Alaska with $75 million to improve drinking water and sanitation systems. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bills on Thursday. They now go to the full Senate, after which...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072902/sta_spending.shtml
News
North Slope mayor warns bond bill hurts ANWR efforts

...halt a move to limit his borough's ability to tax the North Slope oil fields to build schools, power plants and sanitation systems. Ahmaogak compared the state's 1973 property tax law to a "treaty" allowing North Slope Inupiat to benefit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112701/sta_anwr.shtml
News
Liveaboards face fee hikes

...drew objections at the meeting. The new agreement would require that owners have a functioning, approved marine sanitation system and at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Vessels would need to be seaworthy and plastic or canvas tarps...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121601/Loc_liveaboard.shtml
Local
UAA program grows Native engineers

...worked mostly on the North Slope, building in the oil fields. One of his other jobs involved studying village sanitation systems. Many seemed badly designed, inappropriate for the community's needs. In most villages no one understood well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011203/sta_students.shtml
News
Loophole lets cruise ships dump pollution

...other chemicals. ``Black water'' is sewage, which under Coast Guard regulations, must go through a marine sanitation system before being dumped. Black water can be pumped out once the ship has traveled at least three miles offshore. On...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102799/Loc_cruise.html
Local
Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032811/sta_806546506.shtml
News
Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-03-27/warming-brings-unwelcome-change-alaska-
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