Final decision on faulty SEAPA cable by March


February 6, 2020

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The faulty submarine cable is located between Woronofski and Vank islands.

Southeast Alaska Power Agency conducted a survey on a damaged cable running between Woronofski and Vank islands, and the board looks to make a final decision on whether to repair the cable or replace it by March's board meeting.

"We could have up to 20 more years," said Bob Lynn, Petersburg's voting member on the SEAPA board. "We don't know, but the risk is very high on that old cable."

Lynn gave the borough assembly an update on the project at an assembly meeting Monday, but data from the survey hasn't been turned over to the SEAPA board and staff.

The damaged cable is one of four submari...

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