use of natural and artificial underground cavities as illegal garbage
storages is an unfortunately common occurrence. The damages to the
carsic enviroment and to deep water resources are enormous. "Clean up
the darkness" - an initiative of the Italian Speleologic Society, now
at the ten year - aims to take a light into the darkness and to point
out in detail the situations presenting risks, and to indicate
now the initiative co-operates with "Clean up the world". It has
the purpose of cleaning up, at least partially, the illegal underground
garbage storages; in any case, to document them, to estimate their
degree of danger and to indicate the possible remedies to the public
opinion and to the local administrations.
"Census of the cavities presenting enviromental risks" is the
fundamental purpose of Clean up the dark and intends to give a solid
working base for all who are willing to co-operate to the protection of
the enviroment and of water resources, to reduce the garbage, to
exploit the natural habitats and to contrast illegal garbage storages.