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Plans for Stevens Airport expansion take major step toward approval

Posted: Friday, April 06, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers has given Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport permission to develop 220 acres of wetlands on airport land.

The permit allows the airport to fill-in the land along Postmark Drive for future expansion of air cargo facilities. In exchange, the airport agreed to protect 240-acres of wetlands at Klatt Bog.

Airport officials said they need to complete some paperwork with the city before the permit is completed.

Residents who live near the Postmark wetlands have argued against development. They say the land acts as a buffer between their homes and the airport.

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