Major manure spill moving towards Postojna Cave

Postojna, 20 February - Pollution caused by a manure spill at an agricultural facility in Studenec near Postojna is slowly moving towards the Pivka River and the world-famous Postojna Cave. It is too early to say if the cave system, also home to the unique cave-dwelling olm salamander, is in peril, but the rain forecast for the coming days is expected to provide relief.

The Postojna Cave.
Photo: Postojnska Jama

Blind cave-dwelling salamander (Proteus anguinus) in the Postojna Cave.
Photo: Postojnska jama/STA
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