ACAT in the News
2/5/14 News Cast: Fairbanks citizens urge urgent action for clean air (KUAC) Topic: air pollution & health impacts in Fairbanks
2/4/14 Flame Retardants in Toys Cause Cancer | Fox News Story | Your Alaska Link Topic: Toxic-Free Children’s Act SB 151, Flame Retardants, tris
1/6/14 Begich Calls for Restrain on Ivory Ban (KNOM) (APRN) Topic: St. Lawrence Island Food & Economic Crisis, traditional foods 12/24/13 Gambell IRA gives households one tusk (KNOM) (APRN) Topic: St. Lawrence Island Food & Economic Crisis, traditional foods
1/11/2013 100 Turn Out For ‘Idle No More’ Rally In Anchorage 3/29/2012 Savoonga Residents Hear From National Expert on Environmental Human Rights Violations, by Matthew Smith, KNOM-Nome Radio, 3/29/12
Alaska Community Action on Toxics, or ACAT, was in Savoonga March 28-29 offering workshops with Monique Harden of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights and ACAT’s Vi Waghiyi on advancing environmental justice and human rights. KNOM’s Matthew Smith was there and has the story. Listen for Full Story
3/29/12: Nome Radio Station KNOM 4/2/12: Alaska Statewide Radio APRN, Savoonga Residents Hear From National Expert on Environmental Human Rights Violations, By Matthew Smith, KNOM – Nome | broadcast April 2, 2012 – 5:52 pm
The ACAT Lecture on 2/14/12 at the Out North Theater was recorded by APRN. Dr. Alan Lockwood lectured on his upcoming book: Coal’s Impact on Human Health. The presentation was broadcast on APRN’s “Addressing Alaskans” on 3/15.
2/28/12, Gavel Alaska: Safer Chemicals in Business Featuring Peter Syrett, Associate Principal with Perkins + Will. Listen here.
On February 28th, 2012, ACAT sponsored a “Lunch & Learn” on Senate Bill 27. Visit Gavel Alaska for an audio recording of this presentation: Safer Chemicals in Business Featuring Peter Syrett, Associate Principal with Perkins + Will
Introduction of the Toxic-Free Children’s Act SB 151, Watch the Fox News Story Your Alaska Link, 2/4/14
Viola is a Yupik Eskimo who has seen first hand the devastating effects of pesticides and other toxins in her community. Add your name to this global call for justice: http://bit.ly/uSLeGs
The Yupik people of St. Lawrence Island have been harmed and displaced by contamination from former military bases. The military disposed of massive quantities of toxic waste on their Island that continues to adversely affect the health and well-being of the people. Annie Alowa, a respected elder, raised concerns about adverse health effects. The people of the Island are working to hold the military and chemical industry accountable for violations of human rights. They ask for cooperation in community-based research and advocacy efforts to protect lands, water, and the health of present and future generations.
This short documentary features an interview with Yupik elder Annie Alowa (1924-1997) from the village of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island. As a health aide, Annie worked to raise awareness and action about the environmental and health effects of a military site built on her island at Northeast Cape. After the military site was built in 1952, Annie observed that her people began to suffer from unusual numbers of miscarriages, cancers, diseases and death. Annie died of cancer in February 1999. She attributed her cancer, as well as the cancers of others who live on Saint Lawrence Island, to the military poisoning of Northeast Cape. Annie Alowa’s life inspires all of Alaska Community Action on Toxics mission based work and projects.
- International Indian Treaty Council
- Stockholm Convention | Conference of Parties (COP6)
- International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)