John Active, KYUK – Bethel

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A barge that sank in a Kuskokwim River slough last fall near the village of Kwethluk is still there. Residents are concerned fuel and oil from the barge may be contaminating a traditional watering hole. State officials say the tests haven’t shown any contamination but they have other concerns about the stranded barge.

Power has been out in the village of Tuluksak the past few days. The village is located 50 river miles upstream of Bethel.