So… There’s A Giant Pile Of Table Salt In Germany, And It’s Nearly 2,000 Feet High

Take one long look at a few of these pictures and you would probably never have guessed it was salt… Monte Kali, located in Hesse, Germany, is one of a number of sites where the chemical company K+S dumps sodium chloride (common table salt).

So where the hell is all the salt coming from?! Well, it’s actually a byproduct of potash mining and processing, a major industry here in that area.

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The highest point reaches 1,740 feet!

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Due to high salt levels, the soil is virtually barren, and surrounding rivers are at parts saltier than the Baltic Sea

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K+S are licensed to dump salt until 2030

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188 million tons

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Tours are avaliable at the facility

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Pretty crazy huh?! Let us know what you think about Monte Kali in the comment section below, and don’t forget to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Amusing Planet)

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