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US Coast Guard Gives LKSD 24-Hr. Extension To Transfer Napakiak Fuel

Aug 30, 2019

People ride on a four wheeler in front of the Napakiak school fuel tanks, which sit 76 feet from the Kuskokwim River following accelerating erosion. Pictured here on August 8, 2019.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Coast Guard gave the Lower Kuskokwim School District until Aug. 30 to transfer 36,000 gallons of diesel fuel away from the eroding Kuskokwim riverbank. The day of the deadline, the Coast Guard granted LKSD a 24-hour extension to complete the project. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur reported from Napakiak on Friday afternoon, and talked with KYUK's Krysti Shallenberger about the project's status.