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Oh, The Places I’ve Gone!

In a search for the perfect place to put down roots, Emily recalls the communities she’s visited in the region over the last two months and throughout the state over the last three years.

Former Point Hope mayor Steve Oomittuk, wearing a traditional mask of Tulaqniqraq, the Raven Man, carved by his brother. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KNOM.

A Story 50 Years in the Making

In the 1960s, the US government almost detonated nuclear bombs (for civil engineering purposes) near Point Hope, Alaska. The legacy of this halted plan and what happened instead prompted a very unique reporting trip this summer, undertaken by news reporter Zachariah Hughes.

The staging ground for a final clean up of the Project Chariot Site, 23 miles from Point Hope. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KNOM.

As Project Chariot Clean-Up Ends, Legacy Lingers for Point Hope

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.

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