strip mining


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strip mining

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(Mining & Quarrying) another term (esp US) for opencast mining
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Noun1.strip mining - the mining of ore or coal from an open minestrip mining - the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
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Resource drilling is continuing as part of a study that is investigating large cutbacks to the pits utilizing low-cost mining options, including strip mining and backfilling to minimize waste haulage costs.
The KD#2 permit, approved by the DEP in May 2014 over strong community objections and warnings of likely impacts to water quality, allowed for strip mining and explosive blasting within 588 feet of Kanawha State Forest and 1500 feet of homes in Loudendale, just outside Charleston city limits.
People living in the area encompassing Neath in the west to Blaenavon in the east should now be pressing local councillors and that Mickey Mouse outfit in Cardiff Bay for the trauma of strip mining, which has diminished communities, destroyed the environment and affected the health of hundreds of thousands of people.
Strip mining is used to mine coal and other minerals when the ore body to be excavated is near the surface.
In 1992 he graduated from Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Strip Mining.
Appalachia-style strip mining is permitted under the General Mining Act of 1872 - a relic of Ulysses Grant's presidency that allows miners to dig wherever they want on our public lands, exempt even from royalty payments and buffered from anti-pollution rules.
Though the mountains may fall" (April) ignores the obvious fact that strip mining is much less dangerous than underground mining.
In Block-VI - Oracle Coalfields, PLC (UK), would invest for strip mining and in this regard it signed an MoU with Karachi Electricity Supply Corporation (KESC) for 300 MW.
When the coal companies started the strip mining and the mountain-top removal, it was hell for some people.
It's a big win for Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, and it brings an end to an era of environmentally catastrophic proposals for projects like strip mining and coal-bed methane drilling.
Alex said: "The process involves strip mining the mix of oil, sand, clay and bitumen and purifying it to get crude oil.
Wood waste could be buried under the overburden in strip mining operations, or sunk to anaerobic depths in deep lakes or off the continental shelf.