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Local News
7:32 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

7/29/14 KNBA News - Anchorage waterways contaminated with e.coli bacteria

People fish, play, and swim in the scores of rivers, creeks, and streams that flow through Anchorage, but officials warn people the waterways harbor high levels of e.coli bacteria, most from dog waste.

The Native Village of Elim is collecting data to accompany an application for an in-stream flow reservation, which would reserve its drinking water watershed, or enough water to support fish habitat. The village is concerned about Triex Minerals, of Canada, began exploratory drilling for uranium hear Elim's largest watershed.

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Local News
7:34 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

4/4/14 KNBA News - Controversial permitting bill dies in Alaska Senate Resources committee

Depending on who you ask, HB77 would have streamlined state permitting of development projects, or unacceptably limited public participation in resource management decision-making. Due to controversy over those differing views, the bill is dead.

Royal Dutch Shell didn't fully consider the risk of towing an unpropelled drill rig through the Gulf of Alaska during a winter storm, according to a Coast Guard investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk rig on New Year's Eve in 2012.

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