Vajont landslide and groundwater

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Last October marked the 60th anniversary of the catastrophic Vajont landslide (1963), a tragedy that caused 1910 victims. To preserve its memory, UNESCO listed the event as one of five exemplary stories to be taken into account for a sustainable future respecting the environment and human beings...

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