Envirolaska, an Alaska Native-owned medical waste services company headquartered in
Anchorage, announced the introduction of an
expansive line of return mail medical waste dis-
posal solutions launched specifically to support
rural Alaska healthcare providers. Alaska practi-
tioners can now safely dispose of their regulated
medical wastes through a more cost-effective
and fully-compliant solution via USPS. The
USPS-authorized solutions available through
Envirolaska offer average cost savings of 20
percent to 30 percent from competitive systems
offered by national service providers while ad-
dressing a range of historic challenges unique to
the Alaska market.
Envirolaska’s USPS-authorized solutions are
launched through distribution agreement with
Texas-based, PureWay Compliance, a market
leader in return mail medical waste disposal so-
lutions across the Lower 48.
Pure Way disposal systems offers unique benefits compared to other solutions available in the
Alaska market. For example, certain systems are
up to 20 percent larger than the industry standard, saving waste generators money throughout
the year as fewer systems need to be purchased.
August 2017 Compiled by ABM Staff
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The final of three state-of-the-art Arctic Class tugs, the Nicole Foss, was christened in June at
the Foss Water way Seaport in Tacoma, Washington.
Built at the Foss shipyard in Ranier, Oregon, the
Nicole is designed to operate in the extreme conditions
of the far north, and will enter service this summer.
The Nicole Foss is ice class D0, meaning the
hulls are designed specifically for polar waters and
are reinforced to maneuver in ice. The first of the
three Arctic tugs, the Michele Foss, debuted in 2015
and in her first year of operation led the way in safely
pioneering a new route across the North Slope.
The Nicole Foss complies with the requirements in the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Vessels Intended to Operate in Polar Waters,
including ABS A1 standards, SOLAS, and Green
Passport. She includes two environmentally responsible Caterpillar C280-8 main engines; a
Nautican nozzle and rudder system to provide
superior bollard pull and maneuverability; and
Reintjes reduction gears. Markey Machinery
supplied the tow winch.
The Nicole Foss is designed to withstand the
rigors of Arctic operations and is suited to work
across the globe as Foss competes for opportunities in the oil and gas industry.