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Alaska volcano monitors say budget cuts hurt watch

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists who monitor Alaska's volcanoes say ongoing federal budget cuts have severely hampered the maintenance of an aging seismic network, including the shutdown announced Friday of even more equipment. Geophysicist Jeff Freymueller at the University of Alaska Fairbanks says only 120 seismic stations out of almost 200 in the state are in working condition after...

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