strip mine

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Synonyms for strip mine

an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface

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extract (ore) from a strip-mine

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Rounds says it currently costs about $2-million per year to treat acid mine drainage at the abandoned strip mine.
The strip mines have also buried the trout streams in rubble, polluted the water with toxic selenium, and filled the air with silica dust.
A former Cambria County, Pennsylvania, strip mine that has since been reclaimed will soon be home to 25 wind turbines generating enough power to meet the needs of 16,000 homes, Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A.
Green explained to me about sex and I saw my first strip mine and before
A Massey subsidiary operates a 1,849-acre strip mine in the hills just above the impoundment.
Recently, members of the group requested a public hearing with the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to voice their concerns about a proposed 2,139-acre strip mine in Elk Valley, Tennessee.
The same is true for gold and other resources--the largest coal strip mine straddles the Hopi and Navajo reservations in Black Mesa, Arizona.
Even a strip mine within sight of the mountain summit agreed to shut down operations, filling in and replanting its open pit to preserve the landscape.
They soon saw smoke rising from an abandoned strip mine beyond the playground.
The decision to rescind the Palmdale order comes in the wake of a defeat the EPA suffered in a case involving ponds at an abandoned strip mine in Northern Cook County, Illnois.
The dream became reality last December when the state Wildlife Resources Agency released 50 Canadian elk at a reclaimed strip mine in a Campbell County wildlife management area.
But it is generally a very much smaller threat than, say, a strip mine.
The court correctly observed that landfilling for a coal strip mine is relatively easy because both operations require essentially the same equipment except for a trash compactor.
applied several days earlier for permission to strip mine 214 acres of land above Fern Lake, a scenic body of water on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Several years later one of the sons arranged to have an outside company strip mine the remaining coal from the land, and for another company to purchase the land, fill in the stripped area with refuse and reclaim the land.