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Update with municipalities on latest developments

The four mayors, several aldermen, and administrative supporters from Voeren (Belgium) and on the Dutch side Eijsden-Margraten, Gulpen-Wittem, and Vaals were recently briefed on the developments surrounding the Einstein Telescope. These municipalities are located in the (Dutch-speaking) part of the search area for suitable locations for the underground observatory.

In the presentations by Guido Derks and Guid Bartholomee of the Einstein Telescope project office, it was emphasized that the investigations that will take place in the coming years will ultimately determine the feasibility of building the Einstein Telescope in the border region of the Euregio Maas-Rijn. In addition to the suitability of the soil and numerous construction-related aspects, nature, landscape, and the environment also play a crucial role in these investigations. The discussion also covered how residents of the municipalities will be kept informed of the developments.

In the photo at the ET Pathfinder in Maastricht (from left to right) are the mayors Joris Gaens (Voeren), Alain Krijnen (Eijsden-Margraten), Nicole Ramaekers (Gulpen-Wittem), and Harry Leunessen (Vaals).

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