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EPA: 8 Alaska drinking water systems in violation

SEATTLE - Federal regulators say eight Alaska drinking water systems have violated the law and must conduct tests required to protect public health or face potential fines. The U.S. Environmental...
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Fairbanks City Council votes to end practice of adding fluoride to community's drinking water

...against suggestions from public health officials. The council voted 5-1 Monday to ban added fluoride from community water systems, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday. Golden Heart Utilities has told city officials it will take several...
City gives first public meetings on water rate study

...and wastewater infrastructure, worked on the city's last study 10 years ago. Cities generally reevaluate their water systems every 10 years, said Kirk Duncan, City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Director, who also addressed the group...
Anchorage Assembly to explore fluoride debate

...Honeman said. "The municipal attorney was tasked to go out and find where the municipal or government or public water systems have been challenged around the country and how have the courts ruled."Honeman said low levels of fluoride are added...
My Turn: Impact, science of mining near Bristol Bay are clear

...EPA report concludes it would be nearly impossible to prevent the contaminated waste from seeping into underground water systems and salmon streams. When the mining operations are complete, and the mining companies and their jobs have packed...
Juneau turns in record amount of unwanted prescription meds

...potential for abuse or addiction of prescription medication, as well as to keep prescription medication out of the water systems since flushing medication down the toilet pollutes groundwater and waterways, according to the DEA.Participating...
Shocking, but true: Sunscreen the biohazard

...and some stop spawning.It's not just in fish, Plourde said.The chemicals from suncreens are showing up in our water systems and environment. Some research, conducted on mice and rats, showed that when animals are exposed to these chemicals...
Lawmakers back cities' use of fluoride in water

...residents fluoridated water and proposes that all new public water systems be designed to allow easy incorporation of fluoridation...and pipe systems, in addition to a highly certified water systems operator." Munro worries that a city worker may make...
My Turn: Go with the expert advice: Fluoridate the water

...Sound off on the important issues at In fact, more than 68 percent of the U.S. population served by community water systems has water with adjusted fluoride to optimal levels for reduction in tooth decay, and that percentage is increasing...
My Turn: Fluoridation is key to promoting oral health

...the population served by these water systems. The issue Juneau Public Works...fluoride causing corrosion in water systems. Corrosion by drinking water...recognizes that fluoridation of water systems should be done by trained water...


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