Up to third of Slovenian caves polluted, but situation improving

Ljubljana, 11 December - Karst caves in Slovenia have been recognised as a natural asset of national importance but waste accumulated in them remains a problem and poses a threat to underground sources of drinking water. Researcher and speleologist Jure Tičar estimates that about 20 to 30% of all Slovenian caves have been polluted with waste.

Kras
Speleologist Jure Tičar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kras
Speleologist Jure Tičar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kras
Speleologist Jure Tičar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kras
Speleologist Jure Tičar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kras
Pollution in karst caves.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.
The news item consists of 3.673 characters (without spaces) or 731 words words.

Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens.

mab/nvi/eho
© STA, 2022