Liam Niemeyer, KRBD - Ketchikan

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Lower-priority contaminated sites remain near Ketchikan

An Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation official says there are about 2,300 contaminated sites in Alaska that still need to be cleaned of petroleum, heavy metals and other contaminants. 22 of those are in the Ketchikan-Gateway Borough. Listen now

Native tribes in Ketchikan tell Interior department to keep land-trust program

The Department of the Interior is reviewing at Alaska tribes' ability to put land into trust, a right available to these tribes only since 2014. DOI is holding consultations across the state to get feedback on the land-trust program. Listen now