Living in the Shadow of Vesuvius

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 2020
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.2020

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NAPLES, ITALY-- Scientists at the oldest volcanological institute are keeping a tense vigil at Italy's Mount Vesuvius, which could threaten hundreds of thousands of people near its base if it were to awaken, and wrestling with the politics of civil protection.