Volcano monitoring system in Ecuador facing financial pressures, staff strikes

Posted on February 15, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Labor Issues, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

The hours that remained closed Tungurahua Volcano Observatory (OVT) let it be known economic problem facing the monitoring system in the country.} For Hugo Yepes, director of the Geophysical Institute (IG), not only disadvantages are the need to renew some teams, community and the watchers also scientists require more care and better wages.
Although that was reported just after 13:00 that technicians are scheduled to return today to resume the monitoring authorities of the provinces with active volcanoes fear for what might happen with the budget for the coming years. Read Article

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