Testing connected to the former Army tank farm in Haines found what investigators say is a “surprising” amount of underground contamination at Tanani Point Beach. Recent testing appears to solve the mystery of where exactly those pollutants come from.
The U.S. Department of Energy issued an emergency alert Tuesday morning at the Hanford site north of Richland, Washington, after a tunnel at a radioactive cleanup site caved in. Workers at a former chemical processing plant were evacuated and thousands more across Hanford were directed to take shelter indoors.
Tribal leaders around the region are trying to get a handle on one factor that may contribute to declining returns in the Chilkat River and its nearby waters, which are a major source of food for subsistence fishermen in Haines and Klukwan.
It appeared Rep. Eastman might apologize during a live KTVA interview on Saturday. He spent most of the 12-minute interview reiterating his position and blaming the media for the anger many people are directing at his comments.