Alaska: Deep-water port recommendations finalized

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A view towards to the coast from Nome, Alaska.  (US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler / AP)
A view towards to the coast from Nome, Alaska.
(US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler / AP)
As the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers finalizes details of its deep-water port recommendations the agency is anticipating continued heavy development in Northern and Western Alaska.

The plan expects not only increased vessel traffic in the Bering Straits region, but offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea and graphite production at a fledgling mining claim on the Seward Peninsula.

Listen to the full report from Zachariah Hughes, KNOM – Nome:

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