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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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.
Planning for the pre-feasibility study, strip mining and bulk sampling program has already been initiated.
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.
LOST MOUNTAIN: A YEAR IN THE VANISHING WILDERNESS isn't a travelogue or adventure story so much as a search for truth in the mountains of Appalachia, home to one of the last great forests in the world--and also threatened by the mother lode of strip mining which has been the backbone of living for so many Appalachian families.
Among them is the Total Information Awareness (TIA) initiative, which was discontinued amid concerns that its data-mining programs would be tantamount to strip mining privacy from the American public.
It is a continuous process, similar to that used to remove coal from shale in reclaiming land after strip mining.