Valuable research, experiments lost due to shutdown at U of A

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Arkansas has said that even if the government shutdown ends soon, valuable research and experiments there have already been lost. Nineteen employees were furloughed Tuesday as a result of the shutdown.

    Programs with the Department of Justice and research with NASA had to be suspended, and officials said they have lost data they can't get back.

    "The bad thing is for those projects that got shut down, it is very likely any data gathered up to this point may be lost," explained associate vice president for agriculture research, Clarence Watson. "They will just have to be reinitiated, so any investment of time, labor, money, and equipment up to this point is just lost."

    Researchers said getting back up to speed will take more effort, time and money that they don't have.

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