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Road through Alaska refuge rejected

ANCHORAGE — The federal government said Tuesday it rejected a plan to build a road through a wildlife refuge that would have given a small Aleut village in Alaska better access to medical care.

Villagers in remote King Cove had sought the one-lane gravel road for transporting emergency medical patients to an all-weather airport in Cold Bay, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service said it will choose the ‘‘no action’’ alternative to a proposed land swap for a road corridor bisecting Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

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