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Underground lab won't be affected by budget cuts

LEAD (AP) -- Operations at the Sanford Lab will not be affected by automatic budget cuts set to go into effect at the end of March.

Ron Wheeler is the executive director of the Sanford Underground Research Facility. He tells the media that the lab would receive $500,000 less than its 2013 allocation of $15 million.

Says Wheeler, "That's pretty good from our perspective."

Wheeler says he is pleased with the support those in Washington are showing toward the lab.