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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...
State water director talks cruise ships at Chamber Alaska had advanced wastewater treatment systems," Hale said. "In order...from these (advanced wastewater treatment) systems is a clear liquid...have to use the advanced wastewater treatment systems. We'll allow mixing...
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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...
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...
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...
Cruise ship air emissions drop; wastewater discharges mixed

...number of large ships that installed advanced wastewater treatment systems has increased, other ships are lines are testing and implementing new wastewater treatment systems, he said. "There's always more to do and...
DEC rules protect Alaska's waters not require cruise ships to use the best wastewater treatment systems available. The fact is the rules require use...wastewater treatment technology," a class of wastewater treatment systems far superior to those used on other vessels...
Report says cruise ship pollution down

...Monday, DEC released a report assessing cruise ship and wastewater impacts in Alaska. It notes that advanced wastewater treatment systems installed on the cruise ships over the last two and a half years have "dramatically improved" the quality...
Small ships fear pollution controls

...large and small cruise ships to meet by January 2004. Most large cruise ships have either installed advanced wastewater treatment systems or stopped dumping within Alaska waters, according to a study by the Department of Environmental Conservation...


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