Alaska Waterway Race Victim of Raw Sewage

Associated Press

A raft, canoe and kayak race that was a summer tradition here for 16 years will be canceled because raw sewage found in the waterway may be hazardous to contestants, organizers said Thursday.

Sponsors of the Campbell Creek Classic decided that the creek contains too much untreated sewage to allow persons to splash or swim in the water. The race, scheduled for June, may be replaced with a picnic, said Don Mueller of the Anchorage Jaycees, which sponsors the event.

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