Tag Archives: EPA

Borough Wins Grant to Assess Island Sites for Contamination

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough won a grant that will help it assess sites on the island that may be contaminated. The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that they’ve selected the borough and its partners, the City of Kodiak and Natives of Kodiak, for an award of $600,000 dollars. Kodiak is one of 172 communities nationwide to …

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Sen. Begich Renews Interest in Storis Disposal

Jay Barrett/KMXT With Mexican authorities now showing interest in the environmental safety of dismantling the 71-year-old former Coast Guard Cutter Storis in their country, U.S. Senator Mark Begich says his office will look further into whether U.S. agencies acted appropriately in allowing the ship to be auctioned off and exported for scrap. “Did EPA and the Coast Guard knowingly ship …

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Stevens Expresses Concerns to EPA Over Bristol Bay Mining

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens was in Dillingham last week for a hearing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on its Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment concerning the potential effects of large scale mining in Bristol Bay. He said the testimony there was different than that heard in Anchorage the day before. The public comment period on the EPA’s …

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