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Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...flushed, without violating any regulations.One thing is clear: traces of the medicines persist through wastewater treatment systems and are discharged into surface or ground waters.The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the annual amount...
Only drug clinic in Mat-Su Borough to close

...the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center or the Advanced Treatment Systems clinic, said the narcotic treatment center's chief...Stukey said. "I have been speaking with (Advanced Treatment Systems), to see if we can make sure that we try to take...
Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

...Native Village of Ruby, $600,000 to build a community center? Native Village of Tazlina, $40,000 for water treatment systems at three homes? Northway Village, $600,000 to build a community center? Organized Village of Kasaan, $599...
My Turn: Let's talk about wastewater

...ships visiting Southeast that are permitted to discharge treated wastewater are using state-of-the-art tertiary treatment systems that produce sterilized drinking quality water at the end of their discharge pipe. I personally tasted the water...
My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...all cruise ships. Under the new General Permit, DEC treats all ships possessing treatment systems the same regardless of how well a particular treatment system performs. Prior to this new permit, while some ships could meet most of the standards...
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...ferries are equipped with water treatment systems that were standard in the 1970s...Cruise ship and ferry water treatment systems are "very different; (ferries...settling systems, or biological treatment systems," White said. "They work...
Battle over blackwater

...ship are run through on-board treatment systems - including microfiltration and...lumps all cruise ship water treatment systems into one category, rather than...permit because of differences in treatment systems. The DEC gathered public comment...
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...
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...
Local | AK legislature
Bethel team envisions gray water recycling

...could be sent to an in-home treatment system."It would go into gray water...that would run though a small treatment system with a really fancy biofiltration...nitrites. They hope to keep the treatment system to about $10,000 but there...


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