The borough mayor the assembly and CIRCAC
worked with the industry to protect the environment and to make sure we didn't have anoccurrence here, but we also were reasonable about it and allowed the industry to operate.
Similar to the CIRCAC
Monitoring Program results, EPA preliminary results indicated that contaminant levels (regardless of their source) in sediments and tissues were at background levels or were undetectable, and did not pose a threat to Cook Inlet biota.
Lisa Parker, executive director of CIRCAC
, says it's too early to tell how Arco's new discovery will affect the volume of shipping in the inlet.