Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Compromise on Cruise Wastewater in Alaska

There was a compromise in the Alaskan legislature late last week that delayed until 2015 the implementation of more stringent wastewater standards for cruise ships operating in the state's waters. The tougher standards were mandated in a 2006 citizens ballot initiative, but the cruise industry says the technology does not yet exist that will allow them to meet the standards.

Details were in the April 21 (2009) edition of Cruise News Daily.