Heavy metal contamination is a serious problem in several areas of the world. Central and Eastern Europe quickly come to mind as does western Russia. According to a recent report by the U.S. National Park Service, the most serious heavy-metal contamination is found along the Red Dog haul road near the Iñupiaq village of Kivalina in northwest Alaska. This is not the first expression of concern by the people in the region. But it is certainly the most ominous.
What follows is a brief Executive Summary of the NPS research followed by the complete 78 page report [PDF format]. Also included is a resolution of the Kivalina IRA Council and several articles reporting on the study by the Anchorage Daily News. If viewers have additional information to offer, we will be glad to add it to this presentation.
Norman Chance, Convener