Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Italy's Biggest Public Safety Problem:"Mount Vesuvius"

An aerial view taken from a helicopter windows shows the crater of the Mt Vesuvius volcano
An aerial view of Torre del Greco, one of the villages inside the "red zone" near the mount Vesuvius volcano, is seen near the Italian city of Naples in 2009.
If and when Mount Vesuvius wakes up from its long slumber, it will threaten more than a million people, Italy's public safety chief said Tuesday.
"Vesuvius is the biggest public safety problem there is in Italy, because entire towns lie in the area of the volcano and would be invaded by an eruption," Guido Bertolaso said.

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