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New rules proposed for cruise ship waste

...must 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...
My Turn: Science panel's work ends as DEC's continues ships that are already using the best wastewater treatment systems available, to have their permits issued under...spent millions of dollars to upgradeto Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems. A panel of experts had concluded AWTS are...
Senate delays vote on wastewater bill

...for a science advisory panel, which, in a preliminary report last year, found that none of the advanced wastewater treatment systems on ships operating in Alaska waters could consistently meet water quality standards at the point of discharge...
State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber ships discharging in Alaska had advanced wastewater treatment systems," Hale said. "In order to operate in Alaska...gallons."The discharge from these (advanced wastewater treatment) systems is a clear liquid," said Hale. "It's...
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Gov. Parnell's plan would change cruise wastewater rules

...issues. That panel concluded that advance wastewater treatment systems required in 2004 were "state of the art...November, found that none of the advanced wastewater treatment systems on ships operating in Alaska waters could consistently...
Cruise ship wastewater standards testimony heard

...standards can be met with the wastewater treatment systems already on board Alaska-bound...effectiveness of current onboard wastewater treatment systems, the effectiveness"The advanced wastewater treatment systems, the ones incorporated...
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

...government set up new cruise ship wastewater standards.The cruise industry invested $200 million in advanced wastewater treatment systems in the early 2000s, Binkley said."A significant investment," Binkley called it. And it says something...
Measure takes trash to task

...Northwest Cruiseship Association. Advanced wastewater treatment systems on board many ships operating in Alaska make...said. According to Cohen, cruise ships' wastewater treatment systems are not designed to do anything other than...
My turn: Puff goes the magic on Measure 2

...and purchased on board. Are you kidding? Currently, all cruise lines and their 27 ships operate advanced wastewater treatment systems that meet and exceed standards set by the state of Alaska. Samples from these systems are tested both onboard...
Ryndam spill estimate jumps to 40,000 gallons

...spillage, the Coast Guard said. The Ryndam is one of five Holland America ships in Alaska that use an advanced wastewater treatment system. The Coast Guard and the state Department of Environmental Conservation continue to investigate the incident...


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