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DEC Press Releases

Date Headline and PDF download (or Link)
12/06/2018 Talkeetna Lagoon Agreement
11/20/2018 Officials Recommend Discarding Romaine Lettuce Due E. coli Outbreak
10/26/2018 Department of Environmental Conservation becomes lead agency on Borough Air Quality
10/25/2018 ADEC, CIRCAC seek experts for pipeline risk assessment panel
10/04/2018 DEC Takes Action on PFAS Contamination: Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Cleanup Levels for Fire-fighting Chemicals in Drinking Water
09/19/2018 Up to $800,000 in Alaska Clean Water Actions Grants Available
09/19/2018 2018 Recreational Season Monitoring Complete for Kenai Beaches
09/18/2018 2018 Recreational Season Monitoring Complete for Ketchikan Beaches
08/14/2018 DEC Finds Elevated Bacteria Levels at Six Coastal Areas in Ketchikan
07/17/2018 DEC Finds Elevated Bacteria Levels on Kenai River Beaches
06/19/2018 DEC Lifts Advisory for Knudson Cove and Continues Watch for Exceedances in Ketchikan
05/24/2018 DEC Finds Elevated Bacteria Levels on Coastal Area in Ketchikan
05/07/2018 DEC announces improvements to oil spill response program, releases updated manual
04/18/2018 State Officials Respond to an Outbreak of E. Coli at a Correctional Facility in Nome
03/22/2018 DEC seeking information and other feedback from the community on Preliminary Draft Documents for Fairbanks North Star Borough Nonattainment Area
03/08/2018 State Awards Over $267,000 in Alaska Clean Water Actions Grants
02/21/2018 DEC Names Laura Achee Public Information Officer
02/01/2018 DEC Releases 2017 Monitoring Report for Bacteria at Coastal Areas in Ketchikan
01/30/2018 DEC Releases Updated Alaska Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
12/15/2017 Integrated Report Highlights Condition of Alaska’s Water
12/14/2017 DEC Responding to Drinking Water Concerns Prompted by Emerging Contaminants
09/29/2017 State of Alaska to Conduct Removal of Hazardous Material from Former Fairbanks Junkyard
09/18/2017 DEC Reports No Elevated Bacteria Levels at Coastal Areas in Ketchikan
09/07/2017 State Postpones Final Phase of Wrangell Junkyard Site Cleanup
08/17/2017 DEC Reports Bacteria Levels on Coastal Areas in Ketchikan Have Decreased
08/11/2017 DEC Find Elevated Bacteria Levels on Coastal Areas in Ketchikan
08/02/2017 Final Phase of Wrangell Junkyard Site Cleanup Underway
06/08/2017 DEC Services Threatened by Potential Government Shutdown
05/11/2017 EPA reclassifies Fairbanks as "Serious" Nonattainment for Air Quality, Prompts Real Estate Measure and Commercial Wood Sellers Requirements
03/16/2017 Public Outreach  the Process of Nominating and Designating Tier 3 Waters to Include Workshops and Website
03/13/2017 Alaska Receives Grant Award to Improve Air Quality in Fairbanks and North Pole
02/16/2017 State’s Environmental Health Laboratory Receives International Accreditation
01/09/2017 No Fukushima-Related Radiation Detected in Alaska Seafood
01/03/2017 Up to $445,000 in Alaska Clean Water Actions Grants Available
09/21/2016 State Completes Emergency Cleanup of Contaminated Wrangell Junkyard Site
09/15/2016 Official Event of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council: Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH) Conference Anchorage, Alaska — September 18-21, 2016
08/26/2016 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Identified in Alaska
07/15/2016 Marine Debris Cleanup Barge Arrives in Anchorage
07/08/2016 Open Houses, Public Hearings on State Air Quality Regulations
05/19/2016 State Awards Nearly $300,000 in Clean Water Actions Grants
05/17/2016 DEC Announces Conference on Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes
04/20/2016 Food Service Organizations Receive Food Safety Excellence Recognition
04/12/2016 State of Alaska Hosts Transboundary Environmental Data Workshop
04/07/2016 State of Alaska Finds More Contaminated Material Than Expected During Wrangell (Byford) Junkyard Cleanup
03/17/2016 Postcard Survey to Track Home Heating Usage in Fairbanks North Star Borough
02/11/2016 State's Marine Debris Program Receives $950,000 for 2016 Cleanup Efforts
12/29/2015 Up to $355,000 in Alaska Clean Water Actions Grants Available
12/08/2015 DEC Announces Phase Three in the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge
12/03/2015 DEC Issues $18,050 Penalty to Matanuska-Susitna Borough and E&E Construction for Violations of the Construction General Permit
11/30/2015 No Fukushima-Related Radiation Detected in Alaska Seafood
11/24/2015 Alaska Submits Request to EPA to Divide Fairbanks North Star Borough PM2.5 Nonattainment Area
09/25/2015 State of Alaska to Cleanup Highly Contaminated Junk Yard in Wrangell
09/23/2015 DEC Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
09/21/2015 DEC Reports Bacteria Levels Meet Standards at Sandy Beach, Petersburg
09/18/2015 DEC Finds Elevated Levels of Bacteria at Sandy Beach in Petersburg
09/18/2015 DEC Advises Caution in Harvesting Shellfish
08/25/2015 Public Meeting Scheduled on Moose Creek Groundwater Contamination
08/07/2015 Alaska Awards More Than $300,000 in Clean Water Actions Grants
07/06/2015 Wide-Scale, Complex Marine Debris Removal Effort Underway
06/15/2015 Eielson Air Force Base Confirms Off-Base Migration of Contaminated Groundwater, Schedules Public Meeting with Moose Creek Residents
06/15/2015 Silver Bay Seafoods Valdez Agrees to Pay $75,000 Penalty for Permit Violations
06/12/2015 No Interruption of Services at DEC, Environmental Health Laboratory
06/09/2015 DEC Continues Protection of North Pole Drinking Water; Studies Are Initiated to Determine Effects of Long Term Exposure to Sulfolane
06/01/2015 Effects on DEC Services Resulting from a Government Shutdown
05/22/2015 Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Off-Base Migration of Contaminated Groundwater
05/18/2015 DEC Recognizes Participants of Moisture Disclosure Program
05/05/2015 DEC Names New Public Information Officer
03/27/2015 Simply Balanced frozen organic chopped spinach recalled for possible Listeria contamination
03/27/2015 Amy's Kitchen recalls several products for possible Listeria contamination
03/19/2015 Multiple products containing organic garlic powder recalled for possible contamination with Salmonella
03/19/2015 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese recalled for possible small metal pieces
03/17/2015 Notice of Public AFSAC Meeting
03/16/2015 Ground cumin recalled for undeclared peanut allergen
02/25/2015 "Sock It To Me Crème Cake" recalled due to undeclared nut allergen
02/23/2015 Telephone Survey to Track Home Heating Habits in Fairbanks North Star Borough
01/28/2015 Freeland Foods Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination
01/22/2015 Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Daily Power Fusion recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
01/13/2015 Taj Ethnic Gourmet Indian Sauces recalled due to possible peanut allergen
01/12/2015 MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers recalled due to undeclared peanut allergen