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Time to act locally on climate change

...could also affect the area's economy or threaten infrastructure.At the conference, Kenai Watershed Forum environmental specialist Branden Bornemann invited attendees to help author a strategic plan to present to borough and municipal governments...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-02/time-to-act-locally-on-climate-ch
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Nikiski water study finds two aquifers

...examine the area ... at least they'll have a better foundation for what they're looking at," said DOWL HKM Environmental Specialist Zach Huff, after the meeting. "Hopefully they can take this data and help them plan more effectively for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/nikiski-water-study-finds-two-aquife
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Company seeks private wells for Nikiski water testing

...anything else." The Kenai Peninsula Borough and DOWL HKM are still seeking landowners in the area. DOWL HKM Environmental Specialist Emily Creely said project managers need to have landowner permission by Friday Nov. 14. Surveyors will be...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-06/company-seeks-private-wells-for-niki
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Bacterial monitoring to continue on the Kenai, starts again on the Kasilof

...they tell us now they have a better handle on that," said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Specialist Tim Stevens.The state's Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC, funded the grant. The Kasilof...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-26/bacterial-monitoring-to-continue-on-
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Clearing the water

...were to decide that the Kenai River should be listed as impaired, it could override the DEC. Drew Grant, environmental specialist with the DEC, is tasked with compiling the statewide report to the EPA. He said the DEC solicits comments...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-17
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'Back to brown' : Group plans to remove eye sore

...ground has a clean bill of health the (association) can use it for whatever it wants," said Trefon. DEC Environmental Specialist Marty Brewer said that the contamination does not meet the department's standard for an ingestion level risk...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071310/new_675369414.shtml
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Spill reported at Mountain Village

...Village. DEC said the spill is about 500 yards from the Yukon River. The area slopes down to the river, but DEC environmental specialist Bob Carlson said the small size of the spill probably means there is little threat to the river.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032902/ala_032902alapm0020001.shtml
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Diverse projects presented in Caring For the Kenai competition

...junior at Nikiski High School who won last year's Caring for the Kenai competition; and Deric Marcorelle, environmental specialist for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, who sat in for DEC Commissioner Michele Brown, who...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041402/new_0414020006.shtml
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Testing the water

...intentionally, but they do because they're kids," said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Specialist Tim Stevens. While the fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria themselves are not dangerous, they are harbingers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-10-0
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Fort Yukon Natives fight asbestos disposal plan

...Environmental Conservation said Wednesday it will issue the Air Force a permit for the asbestos burial. DEC environmental specialist Nancy Sonafrank said that the Air Force's disposal plan exceeded state standards. ''We didn't feel there...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092200/ala_092200alapm0020001.shtml

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