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Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

...Native Village of Ruby, $600,000 to build a community center? Native Village of Tazlina, $40,000 for water treatment systems at three homes? Northway Village, $600,000 to build a community center? Organized Village of Kasaan, $599...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/feds-award-almost-7-million-tribes-hous
State
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...ferries are equipped with water treatment systems that were standard in the...ferries.Cruise ship and ferry water treatment systems are "very different...as they can."While AMHS water treatment systems are more rudimentary than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07
State
Battle over blackwater

...parameters (ammonia and dissolved copper, nickel, and zinc)."The new permit also lumps all cruise ship water treatment systems into one category, rather than parsing them out based on how well they clean water. The Southeast Alaska Conservation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/battle-over-black-water
Local
Legislators file first round of bills

...scrubbing agent.The tiny plastic beads go down the drain and, because they're small enough to get past most water treatment systems, eventually end up in animal habitats where they are ingested by fish and birds, Josephson said in a statement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is receiving a $2.5 million grant and a $7.8 million loan to upgrade its aging water treatment system.The western Alaska village of Akiachak is receiving a $5 million grant that will go toward construction of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
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
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
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is receiving a $2.5 million grant and a $7.8 million loan to upgrade its aging water treatment system.The western Alaska village of Akiachak is receiving a $5 million grant that will go toward construction of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
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
My turn: Tulsequah Chief Mine is misunderstood benefit to economy and environment

...the waste rock from new workings, engineered so that no drainage could escape the closed system. The elaborate water treatment system and tailings impoundments would be built over 8 miles away from the Taku River and well above the high water mark...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052705/opi_20050527002.shtml
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