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Sound safety: Helicopter begins placing supports for avalanche barriers on mountainside above at-risk homes in Lia

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To a casual observer the helicopter activity a short distance above the rows of quaint homes might have seemed like a noisy neighborhood nuisance, but the loads it was lifting came from the exact spot where a massive avalanche swept away 11 of those homes and killed two people – and the goal is to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

Building the walls: Avalanche-protection barriers in Longyearbyen could cost 79M to 180M kroner, NVE reports

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Installing protective barriers in areas of Longyearbyen considered at risk of avalanches could cost 79 million to 180 million kroner, depending on the extent and level of protection, according to a report presented to city officials Tuesday.