Nome gets fresh review as possible US Arctic port

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a fresh look at improving the historic Alaska port of Nome for serving Arctic-bound ships.The Corps last week entered into an agreement with the city of Nome to examine whether benefits justify costs of navigation improvements.A joint federal-state study started in 2008 looked at alternatives for Arctic ports in the Bering and Chukchi (chuk-CHEE') seas and Nome was a top choice.

Nome gets fresh review as possible US Arctic port

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