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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/feds-award-almost-7-million-tribes-hous
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-23/empire-editorial-lets-talk-about-wast
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/battle-over-black-water
Local
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/bethel-team-envisions-gray-water-recycl
State
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
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

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