Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council issued a statement recently decrying a the decision by the governor’s office to review the state’s regulations regarding oil spill prevention. The move was not met with open arms by the nearly 30-year-old organization.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a warning about elevated bacteria levels on Kenai's North Beach at the mouth of the river. 

Samples taken last Tuesday showed elevated levels of enterococci (enter-oh-cockeye) bacteria and fecal coliform, exposure to which can cause stomach aches, diarrhea and ear, eye and skin infections.

The samples taken at Kenai North Beach contained 139 units per 100 milliliters of enterococci bacteria, almost four times higher than what is considered safe for direct contact, officials.

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association

 

Clean up continues after an accident near Moose Pass that killed an Anchor Point man Wednesday afternoon. Forty-six year old Marc Roderick was towing an excavator on a low-boy trailer that ended up in Moose Creek.

 

 


Alaska Department of Natural Resources

 

Some of the oldest infrastructure in Cook Inlet has been there since the early 1960’s. With the oil and gas industry showing no signs of slowing down, both the state and the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council want to know more about what condition all those platforms and pipelines are in.

John Reed/USGS

 

The salmon run has gone from red to silver, but some summer projects are still being wrapped up on the Kenai River. The Kenai Watershed Forum will conduct its last sample of the season Friday, searching for bacteria and their sources in the river.

 

 


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