July 21, 2009

Stimulus brings flush toilets for Native Americans in AK

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The days of relieving oneself in a “honey bucket” will soon be over in a number of isolated Native American communities in Alaska, Alex DeMarban reports in The Tundra Drums.  Some $42 million is being spent to bring flush toilets and other sanitation improvements to the towns. In a few cases, sewage lagoons inside floodplains will be relocated to places where they are not in danger of causing widespread contamination in times of high water.

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