Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials say an analysis of samples taken in 2014 reveal the substance is a mix of “weathered gasoline and diesel.”
Alongside an amicable meeting with Nome Public Schools, the city council on Monday agreed to spend roughly $420,000 to add full-building humidification to the planned Richard Foster Building.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
At the heart of Monday’s meeting with the Nome Joint Utility and City Council was a question: can NJUS use part of the $2.2 million credit line from the city to pay for fuel?
An oily substance smelling of gasoline was first observed off Shishmaref’s north coast over the summer, but despite cleanup efforts over the summer, the sheen has returned.
Cutting fluoridation to weekdays, and a possible rate hike, were just some of the proposals at Saturday’s meeting to trim the utility’s 2015 budget.
During the Cold War, the U.S. Atomic Energy Agency made plans to detonate nuclear bombs a few dozen miles from Point Hope. This summer, state and federal agencies are cleaning out what they hope are the last remnants from Project Chariot’s legacy, even as residents of Point Hope say they still feel left out of the conversation about what happens on their land.
After severe delays, Nome Joint Utility System is being paid on projects stretching back over two years.
An oil spill near Prudhoe Bay is bigger than was initially reported.
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