Of about 7,600 contaminated sites in Alaska, some 70 percent have been cleaned up with 2,300 remaining that require additional remediation.
For many Alaskans it’s still necessary to use fuel tanks to heat their homes as well as to provide fuel for commercial businesses and government facilities. And while these tanks are vital to the state’s well-being, they are often out of sight and out of mind—which means that no one pays much attention to them until there’s a problem.
As technology advances, it often creates opportunities for companies to consider doing things differently.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of interviewing many professionals that build and design Alaska’s infrastructure, and in those meetings I’ve learned two interesting facts…
When we hear or see the word “recycling,” we often think of a soda can, glass bottle, or plastic wrapping being tossed into a large, green receptacle emblazoned with the ubiquitous recycling symbol.
Alaska has the toughest winter weather in the United States; and Fairbanks “enjoys” one of the more unforgiving climates in the state.