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Keeping an Eye on Mount Vesuvius

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Keeping an Eye on Mount Vesuvius

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Keeping an Eye on Mount Vesuvius

Keeping an Eye on Mount Vesuvius

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American eyes are focused on Mount St. Helens, which may be building toward a new eruption. In Italy, it's only a matter of time before Mount Vesuvius erupts again. But does that mean a new Pompeii? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Haraldur Sigurdsson, a volcano expert and professor of oceanography at University of Rhode Island.