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Newtok Prepares to Move Residents to New Site

By | December 5, 2011

In 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted that in 10-15 years, the village of Newtok would be lost to erosion. Villagers were concerned about erosion as early as the 1980s and started the process of relocating despite a projected cost of $80-125 million.

The work of village residents and a couple of dozen federal, state, and regional agencies is starting to pay off as Newtok prepares to move people to the new site.

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