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ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

...bacterial impact of mercury that is transported by air from Asia, according to the project proposal. Village water treatment systems don't measure or treat the bacteria, but the researchers wrote that it could be found in village water sources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/anthc-receives-grant-study-contaminants
State
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...transboundary pollution.There's also another concern: time."Without maintenance, these (dam structures and water treatment) systems will fail, and even with maintenance they will eventually fail," wrote Guy Archibald a mining expert for the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Fairbanks-based company builds treatment plants in hostile locales

...Engineering Co. It's also been a fairly crazy one.The Fairbanks-based company, which designs and builds water treatment systems, found itself in the midst of its largest project- creating water and sewage plants to accommodate more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-15/fairbanks-based-company-builds-treatmen
State
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

...final report is currently scheduled for release in 2015. In its preliminary report the panel found that current water treatment systems on cruise ships cannot meet water quality criteria for four substances at the point of discharge. No technology...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-08/public-input-builds-wastewaster-legisla
State
Wastewater legislation moves to Senate floor

...leaves the ship and enters the marine ecosystem.In its preliminary report the advisory panel found that current water treatment systems on cruise ships cannot meet water quality criteria at the point of discharge for ammonia, copper, zinc and nickel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-08/wastewater-legislation-moves-senate-flo
State
'Today' travel guru studies AK ship waste

...company has made. "We're going to give a tour here to show him our advanced wastewater treatment and ballast water treatment systems, and also show him how we connect to shore power," Dow said. "The Department of Environmental Conservation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060602/loc_todayshow.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...where logs got sucked into the water jets on the ships. Also, people have dumped batteries and diapers into the water treatment systems, which caused some problems, she said. A study is underway to deal with wake concerns, and the third ship...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031200/Ins_ferry.shtml
Oysters in deep trouble

...bacteria counts nearly 100 times above normal. Even after installing extensive microbe-killing ultraviolet water-treatment systems, larvae died. Then they noticed the water's pH - the scale measuring acidity and alkalinity - sometimes dropped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061509/sta_451131643.shtml
Fast expectations

...where logs got sucked into the water jets on the ships. Also, people have dumped batteries and diapers into the water treatment systems, which caused some problems, she said. A study is underway to deal with wake concerns, and the third ship...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031200/Ins_ferry.html
Inside
No easy fixes available for cruise ship wastewater stream

...environmental manager for Royal Caribbean International. He estimated the company has spent more than $100 million on water treatment systems so far, and said the average ship's system now costs $3 million to $5 million. None of the cruise reps said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021909/loc_395746903.shtml

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