Why drill into a volcano?

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Why drill into a volcano?
« on: 06/07/2010 18:07:44 »
Believe it or not - drilling into a volcano can be a great way to understand the processes going on underfoot.  The Campi Flegrei caldera has been restless for 40 years, and Dr Chris Kilburn is drilling into it to take a look...

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Why drill into a volcano?
« Reply #1 on: 06/07/2010 19:47:31 »
Can I point out that Kilburn might be a really good name for someone drilling holes in volcanoes.
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Why drill into a volcano?
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2010 22:02:54 »
Can I point out that Kilburn might be a really good name for someone drilling holes in volcanoes.

That might be the most hilarious thing Ive heard all week!
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Why drill into a volcano?
« Reply #3 on: 07/07/2010 01:11:23 »
Can I point out that Kilburn might be a really good name for someone drilling holes in volcanoes.

That might be the most hilarious thing Ive heard all week!

Frethack,

I think you should tap JimBob for a few bucks and go see a movie. You obviously need to get out more  [;D]
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« Reply #4 on: 16/10/2010 04:07:03 »
Hello,
I live in Pozzuoli and like all of the population was not aware about this drilling. If it is safe, are you willing to insure your company to cover all of the expenses in case something goes wrong. We have already evacuated the area in 1983 (bradisism) and it took many years to have everybody back to their houses. A few months prior that bradisism somebody was testing by drilling in the area.
The city has no emergency evacuation plan or ever tested one.
These are the reasons the population of Campi Flegrei is not happy about this drilling.