Tourists warned over 'Australia's Chernobyl'
It is the ghost town in Western Australia that was built on an asbestos mine. Now authorities are concerned that curious tourists and thrill-seekers are returning to the outback town of Wittenoom, which was shut down in the 1970s. Local officials issued a notice this week warning people against visiting Wittenoom, located 1,100km (680 miles) north of Perth. The former mining town is officially classified as a contaminated site. Thousands of its former residents and visitors have died from asbestos exposure.