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Brune's confirmation comes after a series of tense hearings marked by significant testimony against his nomination. Opposition centered on his previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine.

Courtesy of aklegislature.tv

Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Jason Brune to lead the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But because of Brune’s previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine, his nomination has drawn controversy.

DOT&PF

This round comes more than a month after PFAS levels at an airport well measured at more than double DEC's action level. King Salmon is the second Bristol Bay community to see follow-up testing for per- and polyfluorinated substances in drinking water sources.  

Alaska DOT&PF

Wells near the Dillingham airport are being tested for PFAS contamination. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, water that exceeds its minimum action level is not safe to drink.

    

A major supplier of ready-to-eat products has expanded a recall due to possible Listeria contamination. Reser’s Fine Foods is recalling ready-to-eat cold salads, coleslaws, baked beans, salsas, spreads, and dips that are marked with a use-by-date or best-by-date that is followed by the plant identifier code, 20. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that recalled products were available in Alaska at retail stores and food service establishments. However, DEC notes that to date, no illnesses have been reported in Alaska.

4 popular varieties of frozen pizzas have been pulled from store shelves because they may contain plastic fragments. The pizzas were sold in Alaska.