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Responders use boom to collect oil near the Valdez Marine Terminal on September 23, 2017. (Photo provided by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company)Cleanup efforts indicate that a crude spill at the Valdez Marine Terminal was bigger than first reported. According to Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, approximately 400 gallons of an oily water mix had been recovered from the Port of Valdez as of Saturday night. When the spill was first reported Thursday, Alyeska estimated the volume of crude spilled to be less than 100 gallons. “The cause of the spill, piping that released an oily water mix, makes it very difficult to give a precise estimate of the amount spilled,” Scott Hicks, who is leading the response for Alyeska, said in a statement. “But any crude oil in the water is too much, and we will bring all necessary resources and expertise to the response.” The spill happened during testing of the Marine Terminal's loading arms — the pipes that deliver oil to tankers. During an unplanned pause in testing, water that was sent through the loading arms flowed out of the water intake piping and into Port Valdez. Response to the spill is ongoing. According to Alyeska, more than 23,000 feet of boom and more than 25 vessels have been deployed during the cleanup efforts. Overflights conducted over the weekend indicate the sheens have been contained. Responders have placed booms at the Valdez Duck Flats and the Salmon Gulch Hatchery. There have been no reported impacts to wildlife.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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Here is the Night Music Playlist with Kirk Waldhaus. All tracks played are listed below in the following format: Title Artist / Composer (if known or if blank artist or unknown) Album Label Song Duration 8:00 – 9:00 Baluba Charles Neville Charles Neville & Diversity LaserLight 15 330 5:05 Nyomba Charles Neville Charles Neville & Diversity LaserLight 15 330 6:35 It don't mean a thing If it ain't got that swing Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom & his TV Jazz Stars LaserLight 15 331 4:20 Three Shades of Blue Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom & his TV Jazz Stars LaserLight 15 331 6:51 I've Got You Under My Skin Margie Notte Just you, just me & friends GNOTE GRCD-1001 5:17 The Very Thought of You Margie Notte Just you, just me & friends GNOTE GRCD-1001 5:01 Paragon Rag John Novachek / Joplin Novarags ARC-1008 4:11 Eubie Blake Medley John Novachek Novarags ARC-1008 6:56 Summertime Nuclear Whales Gone Fission WM-103-CD 4:14 Goin' Fishin' Nuclear Whales Gone Fission WM-103-CD 3:38 9:00 – 10:00 Go Down Moses Luct Smith Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 4:27 Cool Down A.D.D. Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 4:27 Relaxin' Anthony Thompson Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 2:43 My Fantasy Project One / Aniko Somogyi Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 5:43 Spy Boy Gumbohead / Ron Sikes Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 3:46 The Bionic Man James Westfall Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 3:08 J-Roc Reggae Jim Meyer Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 3:54 A Soldiers Song Maria Jovan Oasis Jazz Vol. VI #5 Oasis Manufacturing 4:05 Skyblues Skyblue / Alan Bradbury Oasis Jazz Vol. VII, #4 Oasis Manufacturing 6:03 Blues for JR East Coast Standards Time / Ron Walker Oasis Jazz Vol. VII, #4 Oasis Manufacturing 7:08 Jam Gene Burkert Oasis Jazz Vol. VII #4 Oasis Manufacturing 4:13 Monday Night Jam The N. Glenn Davis Quartet Oasis Jazz Vol. VII #4 Oasis Manufacturing 5:10
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
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Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN's newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now The Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you look Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. Sen. Murkowski says her position on Graham-Cassidy will hinge on data showing how Alaska would fare. Consultants' reports vary wildly, but they all show a loss. And now it's not clear senators will vote on Gov. Walker cites uncertainty over funding in opposing ACA repeal Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Walker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill's fate. Gov. Walker pitches 1.5 percent income tax with a limit Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Administration officials have a mouthful of a name for it: the “capped hybrid head tax.” It's a flat 1.5 percent of wages and self-employment income, with a maximum of twice the value of that year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Should independents be able to run in a Democratic primary? Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau A Superior Court judge is weighing how to define who is allowed to run the Alaska Democratic Party primary. The party wants to allow independent candidates to run in the primary without registering as Democrats. The Mayor of Anchorage addresses concern over crime and safety Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Anchorage had a record number of homicides last year and is on pace to possibly surpass that number this year. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took some heat for comments he made last week when he said residents who were not involved in drugs or out after midnight were safe. He apologized a day later, saying he wishes he could undo those comments. He said when crime happens to someone in the city, he feels the weight. Lawsuit seeks to allow non-Alaska residents to gather signatures for state ballot initiatives Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage A lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to remove the residency requirement for people gathering signatures for state ballot initiatives. AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skills Sarah Gibson, KCAW – Sitka Alaska's high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That's unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School. 49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage Samantha Davenport, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage This week we're hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
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Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN's newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now The Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you look Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. Sen. Murkowski says her position on Graham-Cassidy will hinge on data showing how Alaska would fare. Consultants' reports vary wildly, but they all show a loss. And now it's not clear senators will vote on Gov. Walker cites uncertainty over funding in opposing ACA repeal Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Walker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill's fate. Gov. Walker pitches 1.5 percent income tax with a limit Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Administration officials have a mouthful of a name for it: the “capped hybrid head tax.” It's a flat 1.5 percent of wages and self-employment income, with a maximum of twice the value of that year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Should independents be able to run in a Democratic primary? Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau A Superior Court judge is weighing how to define who is allowed to run the Alaska Democratic Party primary. The party wants to allow independent candidates to run in the primary without registering as Democrats. The Mayor of Anchorage addresses concern over crime and safety Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Anchorage had a record number of homicides last year and is on pace to possibly surpass that number this year. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took some heat for comments he made last week when he said residents who were not involved in drugs or out after midnight were safe. He apologized a day later, saying he wishes he could undo those comments. He said when crime happens to someone in the city, he feels the weight. Lawsuit seeks to allow non-Alaska residents to gather signatures for state ballot initiatives Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage A lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to remove the residency requirement for people gathering signatures for state ballot initiatives. AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skills Sarah Gibson, KCAW – Sitka Alaska's high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That's unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School. 49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage Samantha Davenport, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage This week we're hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
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