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Fans of historic cutter say it may be contaminated

Posted: October 28, 2013 - 2:49pm

KODIAK — Fans of the historic cutter Storis are hoping an environmental issue can save the vessel from being cut up for scrap.

KMXT-radio (http://bit.ly/1gWaP0U) reports historic preservations contend PCBs on the ship should keep it from being sent to Mexico.

The Storis spent more than 50 years in Alaska waters and fans hope to turn it into a museum.

Owners Mark Jurisich and John Bryan bought the 71-year-old ship last summer for $70,100. It began a tow Friday for Mexico.

PCBs were used in electrical systems, paint and heat shield applications but were banned in 1979 because of their toxicity and link to cancer.

Marine historian Jon Ottman says the report used to clear the vessel for export may not have accounted for all PCBs on board.

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