‘Sinkholes can often be caused by damaged sewer pipes. I wanted to show that it is a real problem with a big impact on people’s lives,’ says PhD researcher Hengameh Noshahri. In her study published last week, she explored causes and consequences of sinkholes from the perspective of media.
There are dozens of unstable salt caverns in the region of Twente and if they collapse, many of them might form sinkholes. To prevent this from happening, the salt caverns should be filled. With what? Possibly with toxic waste, claim local companies. To learn more about this option and the issue in general, Studium Generale organized a lecture "Mind the Gap" where the topic was discussed by experts, involved companies and politicians.