United Kingdom: Crossrail earth will be used to create huge wetland nature reserve

Guardian: The first giant scoops of almost 5m tonnes of earth from deep beneath London were delivered to the Essex coast on Monday, the first step in creating the biggest man-made nature reserve in Europe. The soil, excavated from two new 21km rail tunnels under the capital, will transform the pancake-flat intensive farmland of Wallasea Island into a labyrinth of mudflats, saltmarshes and lagoons last seen on the site 400 years ago. The RSPB hopes the new reserve will see the return to England of lost......

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