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Cave Threatened

Postby ohiocaver » Feb 10, 2013 9:45 pm

From this week’s (Feb 7, 2013) USA TODAY:

A Kentucky utility seeks to fill a cave with ash. Not only is this bad public policy…but look at the excuse--they are not damaging a cave, just a “karst formation.”
IMHO, threatening karst is even more environmentally damaging since nobody knows how much "cave" there is in karst.
Here’s one for NSS to weigh in on as an organization. Here's the link:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... e/1888983/
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Re: Cave Threatened

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 11, 2013 6:12 am

Boy that looks like a badly thought-out plan. Whatever happened to lined pits?
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Re: Cave Threatened

Postby Myrna Attaway » Feb 11, 2013 10:32 pm

They would still have to create a lined pit. But i bet there would eventually be leakage through the cave. Sounds like one for the hydrologists out there.
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Re: Cave Threatened

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Feb 13, 2013 1:38 pm

curt@curtharler.com wrote:Here’s one for NSS to weigh in on as an organization.

Is this a thing that happens?
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