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Alaska tops EPA's list for toxic chemical releases

...toxic releases, the report said. The Greens Creek mine near Juneau ranked second, with 42.5 million pounds of toxic chemical releases. And the Illinois Creek mine, 300 miles north of Anchorage, released 28 million pounds, ranking it third...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062504/sta_chemicals.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...EMPIRE A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the...Archives A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the...Online A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the...

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Alaska 4th in toxic discharges

A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island, but no specific environmental problems are being cited yet...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051200/Loc_waste.html
Local
Commission calls for easier mine permitting

...mapping and infrastructure, grant legal protections to mining companies and challenge federal law on how mines report toxic chemical releases. The commission was created by the Legislature in 1986 to identify barriers to mineral development. It...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011006/sta_20060110012.shtml
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Dry cat food, pet treats are now being recalled

...possibly thousands of pets have died after eating it. Most of them were cats, which are especially sensitive to the toxic chemical found in the gluten by the Food and Drug Administration. So what can we do to protect the pets we feed - and love...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040407/nei_20070404003.shtml
Neighbors
Rock waste a pollutant

...well as at the Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island. For good reason, Alaska now tops the list of states with most toxic chemical discharges. Mr. Ashton's claim that all rock waste is safe does a disservice to Alaskans, who deserve scientific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081304/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
It may be about time your plant changed its lifestyle

...stresses monitoring of insect problems, early detection of disease, horticultural practices and use of the least toxic chemical agents. Consider the patient talking to the doctor. The patient is run-down, tired all the time, depressed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073102/nei_plants.shtml
Neighbors
Alaska at top of nat'l list of toxic producers

...country. Sound off on the important issues at It is the largest zinc mine in the world, and zinc is listed as a toxic chemical by the EPA. It reported 498.7 million pounds of toxic materials from the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. "This...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032307/sta_20070323018.shtml
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Panel finds no middle ground on fluoridation

...opposes fluoridation. He associated fluoride with cancer, hip fractures and many other diseases. "Fluoride is a toxic chemical," said Neary, who was an environmental engineer in medical facilities for 12 years. "We don't need to put it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121704/loc_20041217002.shtml
News
My turn: Engineering consent for fluoridation in Juneau

...listened to the experts and observed other communities. Many of us are going to vote no on Tuesday to adding a toxic chemical to our pure Juneau water. It's an idea whose time has come. Marilyn Holmes is a Juneau parent and concerned citizen...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092807/opi_20070928021.shtml
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