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Submission + - Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: A project to drill deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy has finally received the green light, despite claims that the drilling would put the population of Naples at risk of small earthquakes or an explosion. Yesterday, Italian news agency ANSA quoted project coordinator Giuseppe De Natale of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology as saying that the office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep.
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Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead

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