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Attention all Ketchikan Residents Who Care About Their Children’s Health And Their Property Values
By Van & Linda Abbott


November 07, 2010
Sunday PM

On November 1, 2010, the Borough Assembly voted to sell the publicly owned Ward Cove Pulp Mill property.

The Assembly took this action without apparently having any formal research undertaken on the proposed use of the land and feasibility of the project being presented by Ken Hopen and Ass.  There was no actual evaluation of the significant issues surrounding such a monumental decision; A decision we may have to live with for the rest of our lives.  (The re-run of the dismal Hopen presentation can be seen on KPU CommVision)

If there was one issue important enough to seek voter approval it was certainly this one.

I urge everyone to read the recent August 2010 study done by the Canadians for a similar project in Vancouver B.C.  Vancouver has a similar environment to Ketchikan.  Go to the following web link:

Please tell Mayor Kiffer and the Assembly Members what you think of their decision.


Van & Linda Abbott
Ketchikan, AK 99901


Received November 07, 2010 - Published November 07, 2010


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