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.”
Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.
More than 2,000 acres at the point could be transferred to Bering Straits Native Corporation, with several hundred-odd acre footprints for the U.S. Coat Guard and the State of Alaska.
Despite the huge storm’s potential to break Alaska weather records, forecasters in Nome say it’s unlikely to cause severe weather in Norton Sound.
As the U.S. outlines priorities for its time as chair of the international Arctic Council, some Alaska Native groups say there’s not enough focus on indigenous rights, while state lawmakers call for a greater emphasis on jobs.
Seeking a 22nd term as Alaska’s sole representative in the U.S. House, Young said during a recent trip to Nome that federal overreach threatens Alaska, and Alaskans.
The harbor is packed; summer dredging season at its peak; and together the Nome harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard are working to get vessels into safer condition.
A U.S. Coast Guard response boat is sitting in the Nome harbor, streamlining response operations and conducting safety boardings.
The U.S. Coast Guard along with local responders are completing clean-up on the oil sheen discovered off the north coast of Shismaref. The search for the source of the spill continues.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.