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    Norway Plans World’s First Full-Scale Ship Tunnel

    It’s a smashing idea. Norway has announced plans to bore through a mile of solid rock across its western Stad peninsula to create the world’s first sea tunnel for freight and passenger ships. The plan, estimated to take four years and cost as much as $315 million, involves blasting out a staggering 8 million tons of rock for the 100-foot wide tunnel. Norway’s transport minister said it would ensure everyone “safer and more reliable passage” to avoid stormy Stadhavet Sea waters, the most exposed and dangerous in the country.

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