Final Environmental Assessment for the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks, Alaska
Analysis of the potential impacts of the proposed the construction of the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The proposed hatchery would contribute mainly three types of releases to the environment: airborne emissions, waterborne effluents, and catchable sport fish for stocking lakes in Interior Alaska. The analysis concludes that airborne emissions and waterborne effluents produced by the proposed hatchery would not measurably change the cumulative level of environmental contaminants in air and water and would not alter fish habitat in the Chena River. Sport fish production from the proposed hatchery would have a beneficial effect on outdoor recreation and tourism, with consequent benefits to the local and regional economy.