Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
Traditional knowledge was gathered from over 100 contributing authors spanning 15 villages from the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta up to the North Slope. However, the driving factors for food security were identical across the regions.
On this week’s Sounding Board, we want to hear how you and your community have been affected by Formerly Used Defense Sites and what cleanup efforts you’ve witnessed.
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.
The first spill response drill conducted by the state, fuel shippers, and cleanup crews in the Bering Strait has given a measure for how much is still unknown about handling to oil spills in the region.
Representatives from the public and public sectors are practicing drills near Teller to test what could happen if there’s an oil spill in the Bering Strait, and how they plan on cleaning it up.
The early break-up of sea ice has left winter gold-dredging operations scrambling to haul equipment back to shore. And not everyone has fared well so far.…
In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks…
In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four…