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Cruise ships sailing into Alaska have to meet world’s strictest wastewater...

ALASKA - Cruise lines sailing in Alaska have to meet the strictest wastewater discharge standards in the world by 2010, and they told state regulators this year they can't do it.

Regulators cite nearly half of the 20 ships that regularly discharge...

State regulators say nine cruise ships violated the terms of their wastewater discharge permits in the first half of this year's cruise season.

An EPA report found many cruise ships lack adequate wastewater treatment...

Cruise-ship wastewater often exceeds federal water quality and discharge standards at the point it's released, according to a recent federal government draft report that environmental groups have been seeking for nearly eight years.