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Now arriving: airport control towers without humans inside

...Towers for large commercial airports are expensive. They need elevators, air conditioning and heating, fire suppression systems plus room for all the controllers. A new tower in Oakland, California that opened in 2013 cost $51 million...
Nation and World
State briefs

...ship Greatland was reported at 12:36 p.m. Sunday. It was put out by the ship's onboard carbon dioxide fire suppression system, said Anchorage Fire Department spokeswoman Bridget Bushue. Firefighters found that the blaze started in the engine...
BP admits lag in safety inspections

ANCHORAGE - At least 200 fire detection and suppression systems in the Prudhoe Bay oil field have not been inspected...referring to hundreds of uninspected fire detection and suppression systems. In recent months, some BP workers have claimed...
Another fisherman lost in search for Galaxy survivors

...Young said the chief engineer discovered an engine room full of smoke and before he could activate a chemical fire suppression system, "it flashed." Capt. Ron Morris, Coast Guard captain of the port for western Alaska, declared the Galaxy...
Knowles wants more money for oil, gas oversight

...consortium that includes Exxon Mobil Corp., planned to spend $150 million to boost maintenance and install new fire suppression systems. BP has had some discussions with the Knowles administration about his plans but has not reviewed the proposal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...facilities, pantry, storage and counseling rooms. Commercial aspects of the building include a fully automated fire suppression system, an air exchange, a heat recovery system, circulating hot water in the floors to lower utility costs, a utility...
Oldest building in state gets restoration funding boost completely stripped, repaired and painted. In the final phase, the building will get a much-needed fire suppression system. To keep museum collections safe in case the fire system is activated, curators will replace the open display...
Photo: First landing on hospital's new helipad

...Hospital's new helipad, located on the building's new wing. The unique helicopter pad includes an integral fire suppression system, a de-icing system, radio control of building air-intake louvers that close as a helicopter approaches, and...
Legislative roundup

...House Bill 247: Reconstitutes the Local Boundary Commission as part of DCED House Bill 248: Exempts some fire suppression system installers from regulations House Bill 249: Enables a lease-purchase of Anchorage legislative/court building...
Alaska Digest

...facilities manager for state buildings downtown, including the Dimond Courthouse. He said repairs to the fire suppression system below the first floor were scheduled to be completed Saturday, although work to finish the ceiling would have to...


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