Anchorage, Alaska — Hot spots, tubs, and more.
With the advent of the Internet and social media, more and more hot spots are popping up around the world.
Hot tubs are becoming increasingly popular, and they are being built for the health and wellness of people.
In Alaska, the National Park Service is currently developing a plan to restore the state’s hot spot system, which had been closed for over 40 years due to the lack of a health-related facility.
A group of hot spot residents, who live in the north and southwest parts of the state, have been working with the park service to plan a new, healthier and cleaner hot spot for the past three years.
The Hot Spot Cleanup is a joint effort between the National Parks Service, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAFA), the Alaska State Parks Department, the Department of Conservation, the Alaska Department of Transportation, the State Parks Foundation, the UAA Fairbanks Regional Development Corp. and others.
At its heart, the Hot Spot cleanup is a plan for the restoration of hot spots that have been decimated by contaminants and toxic chemicals over the past 40 years.
The plan includes: A new hot spot to restore and restore public health and environmental quality in the northern and southwest portions of the Alaska Peninsula, including the Gulf of Chukchi, the Chukchee River, and the Bering Strait, as well as the coastal areas.
Ensuring safe and secure hot tub and hot tub removal facilities, which have been destroyed by toxic chemicals and other contaminants.
Creating safe, secure, and clean hot tub sites, including installing new hot tub-free structures.
Implementing a public health plan that will address the environmental impact of toxic chemicals.
Installing an all-weather, closed-circuit public health system to prevent toxic chemicals from entering the area.
Reopening hot tub, hot bath, and spa facilities.
Building new hot spots to meet health and safety needs.
Using state resources to improve air quality and water quality.
Taking care of the health of the public.
Providing safe and clean recreation for all Alaskans.
For more information, visit: www.alaskafauna.org/hot-spots.html