Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Movi found in Alaska caribou, moose

A harmful pathogen previously known only in goats and sheep has been found in healthy Alaskan moose and caribou. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, commonly known as Movi,… Continue reading

 

DEC cleans up small spill on Kenai Lake

State spill response workers cleaned up some contaminated soil on the shore of Kenai Lake left over from a truck accident in February. Alaska Department… Continue reading

 

Lawmakers look at potential penta problem

Editor's note: This story has been changed to add information about an error in the 2015 U.S Fish and Game ground contamination study near HEA… Continue reading

 

River users question turbidity finding on Kenai

Editor's note: This article has been edited to clarify that the turbidity exceedances for the Kenai River were not contiguous but rather were spread throughout… Continue reading

State, feds to determine next steps after turbidity report

The state must now address the fact that excessive motor boat traffic in July has made a section of the lower Kenai River too muddy.… Continue reading

Volunteers clean beaches on remote Augustine Island

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the source of funding for the trip to Augustine Island. On Augustine Island, human footprints are… Continue reading

Cleanup underway on small oil spill at Tesoro

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the cause of a recent oil spill near the Tesoro Refinery in Nikiski. On Dec. 18, the… Continue reading

Kenai Russian church sends icon for restoration

John Michael, a member of Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, prepares to carry a damaged icon of Jesus praying in… Continue reading

Hilcorp’s Anna Platform restarted

Hilcorp’s Anna Platform has resumed work after having been shut down since a suspected oil release April 1. An Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)… Continue reading

Sport Lake elodea treatment could start May 16

A popular Soldotna-area lake infested with the invasive water-weed elodea may be getting its first dose of herbicide sooner than expected. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Permit may delay Sport Lake elodea killing

Elodea could be eliminated from Sport Lake near Soldotna before native vegetation emerges and before the summer crowd of pilots and boaters arrive, but only… Continue reading

Hilcorp to reduce flow in leaking gasline, halting production on two platforms

Editor's note: This story has been updated with an estimated future leak rate as a result of the pressure decrease. Hilcorp announced plans on Saturday… Continue reading

PacRim coal mine permitting suspension leaves some simmering debate

Although a plan to strip-mine coal from beneath the Chuitna River’s west Cook Inlet tributaries is done for the moment, elements of controversy may continue… Continue reading

Responders stand down from oil leak

Responders to an oil release from a Hilcorp crude oil pipeline on the west side of Upper Cook Inlet stood down at 9 a.m Monday… Continue reading

Hilcorp to monitor Cook Inlet gas leak

Hilcorp plans to observe the methane release from its leaking Cook Inlet pipeline by using sensor buoys to make weekly water quality samples and twice-monthly… Continue reading

DEC: Hilcorp must sample and monitor underwater gas leak

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is requiring Hilcorp Energy Company to begin sampling and environmental monitoring of its damaged underwater natural gas pipeline, which… Continue reading

Ice could delay Hilcorp leak response until late March

Hilcorp’s plan to send divers to repair a damaged underwater gas pipeline — which is leaking between 210,000 and 310,000 cubic feet of methane a… Continue reading

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