U.S. Geologists Highlight Volcano Dangers

Scientists are concerned over disruptions of airline flights near volcanoes like Mount St. Helens.

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The U.S. Geological Survey releases the findings of a study on the nation's volcanoes and the risks they pose to local communities. Citing concerns to nearby residents as well as air travellers, geologists are calling for a National Volcano Early Warning System.

The new study is the first fully comprehensive review of volcanoes located in the United States, which number more than 150.

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