Midday Report – December 22, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Christmas in Ambler, above the Arctic Circle. The drinking water from a Nikiski utility contains higher-than-safe levels of PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” And it’s unclear whether the Alaska Marine Highway System will have enough crew to operate all of its ferries.

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The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke Bay, near Juneau, as the MV LeConte pulls away from the dock early March 28, 2019. Both ships are part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke Bay, near Juneau, as the MV LeConte pulls away from the dock early March 28, 2019. Both ships are part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

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