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Dave Bendinger, KDLG - Dillingham

Researchers Find Surprising Plastic Pollution Levels In Pacific Northwest

Researchers in British Columbia using migratory sea birds from Alaska have found surprising levels of plastic pollution off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

July 6, 2012

Alaska Sending Fire Crews To Help Fight Lower 48 Blazes

A slightly slower start to the fire season in Alaska has allowed the state to loan some of its fire crews to the Lower 48 for the time being. The Alaska Fire Service says five crews of Fire Fighters have gone to Wyoming.

July 2, 2012
Project Healing Waters, BBNC Sponsor Injured Veteran, Soldier Fishing Excursion

Project Healing Waters, BBNC Sponsor Injured Veteran, Soldier Fishing Excursion

Project Healing Waters and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation sponsored eight recovering veterans and injured service personnel for a week of fishing at the Mission Lodge on Lake Aleknagik. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger was along as they fished for king salmon on the Nushagak River.

June 25, 2012

Divers Unable to Find Lost Bag of PCB-Contaminated Dirt

An 11,000 pound bag of PCB contaminated dirt fell into the waters off the Dillingham city dock last November. Alaska Logistics decided to wait until spring break up to remove that bag, known as a super sack. But salvage divers working yesterday weren’t able to find the bag.

June 7, 2012

Documentary Series Combats Obesity Problem

The Alaska Health Department is using a new four-part HBO documentary on obesity to draw attention to its effort to combat the problem.

May 23, 2012
Members of the media walking to an exploratory drill rig. Photo by Jason Sear, KDLG - Dillingham

EPA Releases Bristol Bay Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft document intended to inform their decision making process in regards to large mining projects in the Bristol Bay region.

May 18, 2012

Naknek Residents Take On Logistical Recycling Endeavor

Recycling in rural Alaska can be an expensive logistical endeavor. And as recyclable material makes its way to local landfills, some electronics can threaten groundwater supplies. As part of our ongoing series on recycling across the state, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger looks at one Naknek resident’s effort to establish an economically viable means to recycle electronics in Bristol Bay.

May 16, 2012

EPA Prepares To Make Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Public

The next chapter in the controversial Pebble mine debate is right around the corner as the EPA prepares to make public the draft version of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger looked at differing views on what effect this Assessment might have.

May 9, 2012

Rescued Sea Otter Pup Finds Home In Pittsburgh Zoo

Residents of Port Heiden rescued a stranded sea otter pup last month and turned him over to the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward. He was rehabilitated there for several weeks, and now has found a permanent home at the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pennsylvania.

April 27, 2012

Scientists Start Ice Seal Survey

A Joint Effort by scientists from the US and Russia to estimate the abundance of ice-seals in the Bering Sea kicked off this week. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger caught up with the team at Dillingham Airport, and has the story.

April 13, 2012