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Conservationists concerned with cruise ship rules

...change followed a debated preliminary report from a science advisory panel that found none of the advanced wastewater treatment systems on ships operating in Alaska waters could consistently meet water quality standards at the point of discharge for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/conservationists-concerned-cruise-ship-
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...scrubbing agent.The tiny plastic beads go down the drain and, because they're small enough to get past most water treatment systems, eventually end up in animal habitats where they are ingested by fish and birds, Josephson said in a statement."Several states...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is receiving a $2.5 million grant and a $7.8 million loan to upgrade its aging water treatment system.The western Alaska village of Akiachak is receiving a $5 million grant that will go toward construction of sewer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
State
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is receiving a $2.5 million grant and a $7.8 million loan to upgrade its aging water treatment system.The western Alaska village of Akiachak is receiving a $5 million grant that will go toward construction of sewer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State
New rules proposed for cruise ship waste

...be highly treated on board - clear with no visible solids by the time it is released from the vessel. Wastewater treatment systems to treat sewage and graywater are required on each permitted vessel.The biggest difference in the DEC's current...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-16/new-rules-proposed-cruise-ship-waste
Local
ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

...bacterial impact of mercury that is transported by air from Asia, according to the project proposal. Village water treatment systems don't measure or treat the bacteria, but the researchers wrote that it could be found in village water sources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/anthc-receives-grant-study-contaminants
State
State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber

...Alaska had advanced wastewater treatment systems," Hale said. "In order...these (advanced wastewater treatment) systems is a clear liquid," said...use the advanced wastewater treatment systems. We'll allow mixing zones...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-09/state-water-director-talks-cruise-ships
State | Local
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...transboundary pollution.There's also another concern: time."Without maintenance, these (dam structures and water treatment) systems will fail, and even with maintenance they will eventually fail," wrote Guy Archibald a mining expert for the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Wastewater legislation moves to Senate floor

...the ship and enters the marine ecosystem.In its preliminary report the advisory panel found that current water treatment systems on cruise ships cannot meet water quality criteria at the point of discharge for ammonia, copper, zinc and nickel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-08/wastewater-legislation-moves-senate-flo
State
My Turn: Science panel's work ends as DEC's continues

...already using the best wastewater treatment systems available, to have their permits...upgradeto Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems. A panel of experts had concluded...are still the best available treatment systems for large cruise ships, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-02-13/my-turn-science-panels-work-ends-decs
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