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Alaska News October 08, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage resident united with family members who escaped Afghanistan; ‘It’s way too small’: Palmer Food Bank to relocate; Interruptions, outbursts return to Anchorage Assembly as public hearing stretches into 6th night Contracted security left the chambers early and Bronson’s administration removed a plexiglass barrier that was part of assembly’s COVID-19 mitigation and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: TikTok fans flock to Sitka’s Raptor Center and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: YKHC says students are safer in schools than out of them. LKSD’s COVID-19 transmission levels support that claim and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Fishermen ask Governor Dunleavy and North Pacific Fishery Management Council to Change Course on Fisheries Management; StrongHearts Native Helpline Becomes Independent Organization; Geophysics professor wraps up voyage exploring Amerasia Basin’s origin; This Day In Alaska History October 8th, 1914 and more ->
Craig Medred: Unvestigative journalism
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center plans to go live.
Sterling DeWilde delves us into the world of moose hunting in Alaska. He vividly describes what it was like growing up in the bush and having moose hunting as an essential way to survive and provide for the family. Sterling also explains the importance of passing these traditions on to youth to preserve and perpetuate Alaska Native culture.
Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live

The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America

Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires most large industrial facilities to report the volume of toxic chemicals they release into the environment.

The EPA takes this data and consolidates it into the Toxic Releases Inventory (TRI), which is then used to set environmental policies in place.

We analyzed this data along with Priceonomics customer Ode, a company that creates environmentally conscious cleaning products. So we got interested in the information buried in these massive, hard-to-understand reports. What are the most commonly released toxins? In which states and cities are the most chemicals emitted? Which industries contribute the most to this pollution?

Summary of findings:

As a state, Alaska produces the most toxins (834 million pounds)
Zinc and lead compounds (common products of the mining industry) are the most common toxins
Metal mining accounts for 1.5 billion pounds of toxins, while chemicals (515 million) ranks second
On a county level, the Northwest Arctic of Alaska leads the list, but multiple Nevada counties round out the top 5
Kotzebue, AK, produces the most toxins as a city (756 million pounds), and Indianapolis (10.9 million) produces the most out of the 100 most populous cities

The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America