State Settles With EPA Over Wells

Will Pay Fine For Contamination

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by Mike Ford

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement to close 55 motor vehicle waste disposal wells across Alaska located at state vehicle repair and maintenance facilities. Some of the wells are located in state-designated groundwater protection areas and posed a risk to groundwater resources that communities use for drinking water. To see more about keeping water safe in Alaska connect with us.water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/#sdwafs