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The Northway Wild Food and Health Project: Confronting the legacy of toxic waste along the Alcan

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2011

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Godduhn, Anna R., 2011, The Northway Wild Food and Health Project: Confronting the legacy of toxic waste along the Alcan: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Northway, Alaska is a small, mostly Athabascan community with a large Formerly Used Defense Site, located near the Alaska Highway in Eastern Interior Alaska. Despite remediation in the 1990s, local residents are concerned about the contamination of wild foods. This Community Based Participatory Research project comprised two studies: the Northway Wild Food Study, to investigate contaminant levels in locally prioritized traditional foods; and the Northway Health Study, to investigate locally suspected links between historic pollution sources and health problems. The project identifies multiple pathways of exposure that were more significant in the past, including a clear water creek, whitefish, a pipeline corridor, and a public water [...]

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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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