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Shelter strategy

Political and economic factors rule out construction of a second parallel bore for the Month Blanc tunnel, the safety solution chosen for the Tauern tunnel in Austria where 12 people died in a fire in May 1999, just two months after Mont Blanc. The second Tauern tunnel will allow safer unidirectional traffic, which offers an escape route and rescue access.

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