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Nome, Alaska, gets fresh review as possible US Arctic port

Federal officials will take another look at the historic Alaska community of Nome as a possible port serving ships heading for the Arctic.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has signed an agreement with the city of Nome to examine whether benefits justify costs of navigation improvements, said Bruce Sexauer, chief of civil works for the Corps' Alaska District.

"The study will look at economic and social reasons to see if expanding the port is in the federal interest," he said.

The study process generally takes three years and could culminate in a Corps' recommendation to Congress to authorize port improvements, Sexauer said.

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