EU sends $145 million to preserve Pompeii

Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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The ancient city of Pompeii has been in the news as of late due to poor preservation practices which have caused structures to collapse. Now the European Union has sent $145 million to aid in conservation efforts.

The European Commission will keep constant control over the (Italian) plan (to protect) Pompeii,' Hahn said, adding that the project would last around four years.

However, he said that additional EU funds would be needed to safeguard the site in the long term.

'For now, the plan is to deal with the emergency (situation),' Hahn added.

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