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Ban on entering carst cave

Karst caves exist due to water that circulates through water-soluble rock types such as limestone. DN (Norwegian directorate for nature administration), that has recently gained a reputation for various attempts to forbid pretty much anything that other people might enjoy in arctic nature, has made a proposal to put a ban on entering karst caves. The fact that there are no karst caves known in Spitsbergen is of no hinder. If there were any, they would certainly be interesting, so why not forbid entering them, just in case…

Old mine for marble, a crystalline carbonate rock, in Kongsfjord.
Could be a cave, who knows?

Ban on entering carst cave

Source: Svalbardposten

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