Fort Wainwright power plant

KUAC file photo

Fort Wainwright officials have given members of the public another 60 days to offer comments on proposals to replace or upgrade the post’s old coal-fired heat and power plant.

KUAC file photo

Army officials have begun the process of deciding whether to repair or replace Fort Wainwright’s old heat and power plant. They’re asking the public to weigh in on four proposed solutions laid-out in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement before Dec. 9.

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Fort Wainwright officials say the 65-year-old power plant that provides both heat and electricity for the post is slowly degrading and needs to be replaced. So they’re asking for public comments on a proposal that offers four alternative solutions. Anyone interested in weighing-in on the proposal must submit comments by next Wednesday.