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$11.8 Million in Brownfield Grants to Clean Contaminated Alaska Sites
Four Alaska Native regional and village corporations are receiving federal brownfields funding to address contaminated lands for the first time.
NORTECH Expands Anchorage Offerings
An engineer in Juneau is moving to NORTECH’s Anchorage office. By relocating, Haley Michael enables the environmental engineering firm to expand its services.
EPA Launches $20M Program to Address Contaminated Alaska Native Lands
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a $20 million program to assist Alaska tribal entities in addressing legacy contamination on lands conveyed through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Turning Plastic Waste into Picnic Tables
PKS Consulting received the first prize in Mid Valley Recycling’s Recycling Contest. The cash award for $5,000 will be used to make picnic tables out of plastic lumber.
EPA Deals ‘Preemptive Veto’ to Pebble Mine
Invoking a rarely used authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, EPA is prohibiting the use of streams in the Bristol Bay watershed for mine waste disposal sites.
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Crowley Fuels Alaska
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.