Sewage discharge "not likely" from the Le Soléal, says DEC

An investigation by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation revealed that the Le Soléal did not dump sewage into Frederick

Sound near Le Conte Bay earlier this month after a report of "brown sludge" being seen near the cruise ship's anchorage.

The DEC conducted an onboard inspection, reviewed the electronic monitoring records for the ship's pumps, observed samples taken of the ship's treated water and talked to crew members of the Le Soléal, said Ed White of the commercial passenger vessel environmental compliance program with the DEC. Additionally, the Le Soléal is operating under...


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