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ADEC: Bacteria levels potentially higher than expected at Kenai River mouth

...past three years the study has been conducted, said Tim Stevens, ADEC environmental program specialist for the division of water. "We're kind of scratching our heads, asking ourselves what's different than past years," Stevens said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-15/adec-bacteria-levels-potentially-hig
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Turbidity study on Kenai River 'languishes' at state level

...traffic. Michelle Bonnet Hale, director of the DEC's division of water, said there was a delay in deciding how the agency...Hale said. "It's a very high priority for the division of water, we know that this one has languished." The Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-30/turbidity-study-on-kenai-river-langu
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State considers taking control of wetland permit process

...the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Conservation to undertake the task. DEC Division of Water Director Michelle Hale told the Alaska Miners Association during a Nov. 7 presentation that DNR has five people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-16/state-considers-taking-control-of-we
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House passes cruise ship wastewater legislation

...for mixing zones, a point reinforced by supporters Monday. Michelle Bonnet Hale, director of the department's Division of Water, has said the department doesn't currently plan to monitor at the edge of mixing zones but has the authority and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-04/house-passes-cruise-ship-wastewater-
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Kenai to ban dipnet fish waste from beaches

...the water, said Tim Stevens, Department of Environmental Conservation environmental program specialist for the division of water.Stevens said the majority of the bacteria found in the water likely comes from bird guano. He said they feed on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-23/kenai-to-ban-dipnet-fish-waste-from-
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State seeks comments on new mobile drilling pollution permit

...infrastructure from the existing permit and makes few if any changes to existing requirements, said Gerry Brown, DEC Division of Water, Oil and Gas section manager."No, not really," said Brown when asked if the new regulations are different...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-04/state-seeks-comments-on-new-mobile-d
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Kenai closes on a clean dipnet season

...year's averaged bacterial levels were the lowest, said Tim Stevens, ADEC environmental program specialist for the division of water. Stevens said Kenai's decree to dump fish waste at the fishery's low tide line likely helped reduce the enterococci...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-06/kenai-closes-on-a-clean-dipnet-seaso
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Clean bill of health: Kenai River taken off polluted waterway list

...polluted waterways, according to a recently released report by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Division of Water spokesman Tim Hoffman said that, after four years on the polluted list, the river's hydrocarbon levels have fallen...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072810/new_687387227.shtml
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EPA approves impaired status

...for a number of years there have been exceedences of petroleum hydrocarbons,? said Lynn Kent, director for the Division of Water at the Department of Environmental Conservation. ?So our proposed listing was limited to the lower part of the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061407/news_0614new003.shtml
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Keeping an eye on the inlet

...fund dividend, actions of the state Legislature, to name a few. Comments can be sent to: Melinda Smodey, DEC, Division of Water, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK, 99501, or emailed to melinda.smodey@alaska.gov.In short: We encourage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-04-06/keeping-an-eye-on-the-inlet
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