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Arsenic presentations offered in Fairbanks


Arsenic, a naturally occurring toxic element commonly found in groundwater, has been detected in the drinking water of a number of Fairbanks homes at levels the Environmental Protection Agency considers unsafe.

Representatives from state agencies and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer two presentations about arsenic on April 28. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium on the UAF campus. The second will be at 7 p.m. in the Ken Kunkel Community Center in Goldstream Valley. The presentations will address where arsenic comes from, how to detect it and resources to mitigate it. Information handouts will be available.

Agency representatives will include Sandrine Deglin of the Department of Health and Social Services, Cindy Christian of the Department of Environmental Conservation and Jennifer Athey of the Department of Natural Resources. For more information, contact Extension energy specialist Art Nash at 474-6366 or alnashjr@alaska.edu.


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