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Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...are 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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-5
Art
My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...That prompted the agency to order immediate cleanup of the site. In response, Chieftain invested millions in a wastewater treatment plant which operated for less than four months. Complaining of the high cost of operation, Chieftain Metals pulled...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-06/my-turn-bc-mines-and-taku-watershed
Opinion
Hidden Valley, Hidden Controversy: A housing project competes with landfill dreams and government realities

...the facility would be located at either the Mendenhall Treatment Plant near the airport or the Juneau-Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thane Road.Watt said a majority of the sludge comes from the Mendenhall Plant, so a location closer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-15/hidden-valley-hidden-controversy-housin
Local
Midweek snowfall dropped more than 7 inches on Juneau

...inches were reported. At the base of Eaglecrest, it was 6 inches of snow. Downtown Juneau, measured at the wastewater treatment plant, received 4.2 inches of snow. Outer Point, on the west side of Douglas Island, received 5 inches...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/midweek-snowfall-dropped-more-7-inches-
Local
JPD installs box for unwanted pills

...Although once the waste industry standard, studies now show that the chemicals from medication pass through wastewater treatment plants and are discharged into streams and rivers."Don't flush it," Penor said. "Let's collect it and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-10/jpd-installs-box-unwanted-pills
Local
Empire Editorial: Ferries need to find a better solution for their wastewater

...an Environmental Protection Agency general permit."Those rules were set 40 years ago. We're not experts on wastewater treatment, but we'd wager some changes could be made to lessen the environmental impact these vessels are leaving on our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-07/empire-editorial-ferries-need-find-be
Opinion
Conservationists concerned with cruise ship rules

...The 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/conservationists-concerned-cruise-ship-
State | AK legislature
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...Elfers of the Public Works Department recommended design and construction of a thermal dryer at the Juneau-Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant, to be completed by April 2017. The original proposal for a biosolids dryer was outlined in an evaluation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/juneau-faces-20-million-bill-sewage-sol
Local
City slashes funding requests

...priorities, while the biosolids disposal plan was rejected. Biosolids, or the sludge leftover from Juneau's wastewater treatment plants, are currently being shipped to Oregon at a cost of $2 million annually. Assemblywoman Kate Troll expressed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/city-slashes-funding-requests
Local
Juneau's trash builds as disposal solutions stall

...a consolidation of solid waste and sludge from wastewater treatment plants into one mass incineration, landfill burial...Biosolids, the leftover sludge form Juneau's three wastewater treatment plants, must be dried out with a heat dryer before...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/juneaus-trash-builds-disposal-solutions
Local

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