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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
Science panel on cruise ship wastewater to meet

...Science Advisory Panel on cruise ship wastewater treatment systems will meet for the second time June 10-11 in Juneau...charged with evaluating the effectiveness of various treatment systems that could be used on cruise ships. The panel's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050710/reg_635601214.shtml
Regional News
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
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
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
Fairbanks-based company builds treatment plants in hostile locales

...Engineering Co. It's also been a fairly crazy one.The Fairbanks-based company, which designs and builds water treatment systems, found itself in the midst of its largest project- creating water and sewage plants to accommodate more than 500...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-15/fairbanks-based-company-builds-treatmen
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
Planners OK subdivision with sewage requirements

...onto his recommendation for approval established a secondary system to ensure the best success for on-site septic treatment systems. "We want it to work," Scott Jenkins, a project development partner, told commissioners. "We have agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030905/sta_20050309025.shtml
News
Planners OK subdivision with sewage requirements

...onto his recommendation for approval established a secondary system to ensure the best success for on-site septic treatment systems. "We want it to work," Scott Jenkins, a project development partner, told commissioners. "We have agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030905/loc_20050309023.shtml
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