Newtok stays focused on new village site

by APRN on December 6, 2011

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA, Anchorage

In 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted that in ten to fifteen years, the village would be lost to erosion. Villagers were concerned about erosion as early as the 1980s and started working to relocate…despite a projected cost of $80 to 125 million.The work of villagers 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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