Is someone to blame? Longyearbyen ignores two decades of warnings before devastating avalanche

Icepeople | January 20, 2016
The catastrophe that permanently scarred Longyearbyen occurred within seconds. But there was at least 23 years to heed warnings and take actions that might have prevented the tragedy. Many are now asking why almost nothing was done.


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