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Netherlands: Drones to be used in earthquake damage assessment

24 Feb 2015, NL Times

The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) will be using drones to assess the damage caused by earthquakes in Groningen, reports NL Times. This will enable them to assess damage especially for high buildings, without which they would have to put up scaffolding around the buildings so that inspectors would be able get up high enough, a practice that would not be as safe...


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