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Coastal erosion reveals the extent of ice-rich permafrost underlying active layer  in the Teshekpuk Lake special area of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve . (Photo: Brandt Meixell/USGS)

Should Alaskans fear diseases frozen in the permafrost?

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Scientists have talked about the possibility of epidemics caused by thawing permafrost, but until now, it’s only been a theory. If the Siberian anthrax outbreak is traced back to spores in the permafrost, it would be a troubling development.
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