A seafood processing plant in Unalaska is on the hook for $3.2 million for breaking air pollution regulations.
The settlement reached Thursday with the Environmental Protection Agency comes eight years after employees at Westward Seafoods turned off air pollution controls and falsified records to cover their tracks.
Westward is required to install a new electronic monitoring system and $1 million will be spent on air pollution reduction.
- The gap is about $200 million less than it was before state officials updated their forecast last week.
- In Wrangell, recycling isn’t as simple as wheeling a plastic container out to the curb each week...not to mention trying to get rid of large items like old TVs, computers and printers.
- A $20,000 bail arrest warrant charges Joshua Levi Brown with first-degree assault in the stabbing of a 24-year-old Juneau man late April 22, a Juneau Police Department news release said.
- Across the metrics, Juneau was No. 1 in one area: federal arts grant dollars per capita. That could become moot in the next ranking if President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget goes through.