Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed

...air quality problems would be laid off; one meteorologist would stay to issue advisories.DEC staff who maintain water systems in rural areas would be laid off, but the state would try to find ways to cover emergencies. Department of Fish and...
State | AK legislature
On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...slower and almost cease altogether under a thick casing of ice and mounds of snow. Our opportunities to ply fresh water systems - unless we choose to go ice fishing - are severely limited.In Alaska, our winter months find fly fishing enthusiasts...
Bethel team envisions gray water recycling

...000 but there would also be a certain level of re-plumbing involved. Lefferts said the technology exists for gray water systems, but they need to find out exactly how to build a system that works in rural Alaska."Every component is commercially...
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...
Regional News
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...
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...makes a big difference for Southeast Alaska's fish.As the climate changes, the Tongass' mountainous snow-fed water systems will transition into rain-fed systems. Peak water flow for all of the Tongass' systems will increase in the spring...
Erling August Skaflestad

...spent many years helping to develop the infrastructure of the state of Alaska, putting in airports, docks, roads and water systems. He worked for DOT, BIA, US Public Health Service and the City of Hoonah. Erling and Bonnie had several businesses...
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...


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