strip mining


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strip mining

n
(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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Ore minerals are one of the main factors of industrial development, but strip mining can have negative effects on the quality of surface and underground waters, soil, flora and fauna.
He believes that although Google Cloud Platform is a "distant third" in market share to AWS and Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure, the news is a positive development for MongoDB "that could begin to bring more attention to and turn the tide against open source strip mining." Ader reiterates an Outperform rating on MongoDB shares.
Eight environmentalists had also climbed on top of an excavator, with another 30 activists blocking access to the digger as part of efforts to stop strip mining at the Hambach surface mine in western Germany.
On the basis of mining methods, the global surface mining can be categorised into 3 groups: strip mining, terrace mining and open-pit mining.
'Rather, it is a different, more environmentally sustainable method called contour, or strip mining,' Dami said.
"By 1995 or so, the strip mining was pretty much done," notes Ernst.
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.
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.