The Guardian has an interesting article about sand mining in Asia. This is of indirect relevance to Ireland as this activity takes place on Lough Neagh, where it is getting environmentalists very worked up.
The Guardian has a photo gallery of abandoned power stations in Philadelphia which is worth a look.
The Guardian has an article about secret tunnels under Valetta on the island of Malta.
The BBC has an article about plans to use an abandoned mine in Germany as a secure repository for the country’s nuclear waste.
Here in Ireland, plans to use the abandoned mine at Silvermines as a rubbish dump got locals all up in a tissy. I can only imagine what the reaction would be if we had nuclear waste to store.
I covered this issue previously in relation to another NT site where I was charged what I considered to be an exhorbitant charge to park at an out of town site with no other realistic means of getting there. The NT are now in the firing line in relation to recently initiated charges at the Levant Mine site in Cornwall.
Whislt I understand that heritage venues need to cover their costs, where there is no other realistic means of getting to a venue, to charge people to park there is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.