One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing on Mount Toc, above the dam. LUCIA FILIPPIN (IN ITALIAN): People could sense that something big was about to happen because the ground was moving and suddenly, new cracks would appear, very deep and very large. NARRATOR: Then, in late 1960, another warning sign. This […]

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Kilauea – Hawaii’s Constantly Erupting Volcano

Kilauea is the most active of the five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world as it’s been continuously erupting since 1983 filmmaker and volcano specialist marcha grant visited the area in September 2016 during particularly high levels of volcanic activity Kilauea is undergoing a period of inflation as the magma reservoir swells normally the lava lake is not visible from the official overlook points but the level has risen so significantly it can now clearly be seen and is currently at its highest level since May 2015 […]

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