Clarification

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A story in Thursday's Empire on federal and state environmental agencies researching cruise ship wastewater discharges together incorrectly said state pollution standards are based on computer models of how pollutants dilute once they're released into sea water. Those cruise pollution standards are based on Alaska water quality standards; the computer models are used to answer state legislators' questions about how cruise waste affects the waters into which it's released.



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