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Vol. 12, No. 39 Week of September 30, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Aging Icebreakers slow U.S. in Arctic

Sandi Doughton

The Associated Press

When Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen imagines a melting Arctic, itís not a pretty sight: Cruise ships collide with icebergs. Oil tankers and ore ships run aground. Foreign fishermen sneak into American waters. Even worse, the nationís top Coast Guard officer fears he may not have the tools to respon....

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NRC wants new icebreakers

Russia, Canada both active

U.S. icebreakers aging

U.S. hasnít ratified treaty


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