The Community also requested assistance from the Federal Brownfields program.  NOAA was asked to recommend a project in Alaska that would be funded through Brownfields.  NOAA recommended a seafood study for Metlakatla.

With initial funding from NOAA, the Study Team set out to design a study that would answer the Community's questions.

  • Are there toxic chemicals in the seafood?
  • If so, where did these chemicals come from?
  • If there are toxic chemicals in the seafood, what can the Community members do to avoid negative health effects?