Estonia's Witch's Well at centre of environmental battle (3)
Eestlased Eestis 12 May 2010  EWR
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Anneli Reigas, (AFP)
TALLINN — Legend has it that when the witches of Tuhala bathe underground they bring alive the Witch's Well, a spring which erupts erratically to send thousands of litres of water spouting into the surrounding marshland.

It is one of Estonia's best-loved tourist attractions, but now the site has become the focus of a dispute between nature lovers and mining companies.

Tens of thousands of Estonians have protested plans for open-pit limestone mining, asking the government to reject a development they claim would wreck the Tuhala marshland.

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