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Tourists are advised to visit Wittenoom with caution

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But that ill repute has turned out to be a major tourist drawcard for the toxic ex-asbestos mining town of Wittenoom, deep in remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Approximately 20,000 people lived there in its peak seasons all through the 1930s to 1966, carting around deadly blue asbestos.
Over 2,000 deaths have been associated to the mining activity at Wittenoom and the entire town is a confirmed contaminated site.
However, in spite of large, eye-catching signs littered all around the town cautioning of a serious hazard to human life, thousands of inquisitive travelers still visit...
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