Pompeii

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Pompeii

Despite the ruins of Pompeii, Neapolitans continue to live in Vesuvius’s shadow. Since the last eruption in 1944, high-density developments have crept ever higher up the mountain. The government’s danger zone evacuation plan calls for the removal of 600,000 residents. It requires two weeks notice and the mobilization of 81 ships, 4,000 cars, and 16,500 civil defense officers and soldiers in a campaign so massive that it cannot be rehearsed.