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Alaska village regains power after outage lasting a month


October 1, 2020

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska village has regained electrical power after a month-long outage during which some families lost subsistence harvests stored in freezers.

Newtok’s backup generator gave out in late August and power was not restored until Sept. 21, KYUK-AM reported Tuesday.

The backup failure happened three years after the main generator stopped working in the village west of Bethel populated by members of the Yupik Alaska Native tribe.

Short, intermittent outages are expected as testing of the system is completed, Tribal Administrator Andrew John said.

The delay in install...

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