Uncategorized

Cruise wastewater: Ships say bar too high (pt 1)

SITKA, ALASKA The cruise industry says Alaska's new wastewater discharge permit sets standards that are unattainable. In a news release, the Alaska Cruise Association claims that the DEC's first Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater General Permit imposes limits on some trace metals so stringent that not even Alaska's land-based wastewater facilities can meet them. An excerpt from an address to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce (on 3-26-08) by Don Habeger, vice president of Royal Carribean Cruises
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Yakutat off the air

pleasestandby_web
Yakutat is temporarily off the air. We've got our engineers looking into the problem, and we hope to have things back up and running shortly. Thank you so much for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience. more

Native language bill has personal meaning for Sitka family

Jessie Johnnie's speech was recorded by X̱'unei Lance Twitchell in September 2011. He asked her what students of the Tlingit language need in order to succeed.
Twenty Native languages, including Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, became official state languages on Thursday, Oct. 23. For Sitka resident Heather Powell, the signing marked a personal victory for a member of her family. more