surface mining

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surface mining

[′sər·fəs ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Mining at or near the surface; includes placer mining, mining in open glory-hole or milling pits, mining and removing ore from opencuts by hand or with mechanical excavating and transportation equipment, and the removal of capping or overburden to uncover the ores.
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Kentucky Diversified Fuels LLC is a consolidated energy company with operations in eastern Kentucky, consisting of a steam coal strip-mining company, Middle Fork Development Services LLC and subsidiaries; a development stage coal-to-liquid company, MXP LLC and a coal feedstock impoundment, situated on 24.
The strip-mining, I must report, does indeed take place, All the charm and breezy fun of the original TV series has been ruthlessly strip-mined away in this big-screen outing.
I prepared the students for the project by presenting two counter narratives about the impact of strip-mining on the region.
The heads of Kentucky's four dioceses have backed efforts to halt the practice of mountaintop removal, a recent development in strip-mining the land to get at the coal underneath.
When Adams began taking pictures in Kentucky in the early '70s, farmers had been turned into cheap labor for coal mines and were later put out of work altogether, while strip-mining tore up the landscape.
She stands watch over the Flight 93 memorial in this old strip-mining field like a mother cat watches over her kittens.
Further investigation of this locality revealed that clearing and strip-mining of the land has destroyed the original habitat.
Then the Dal-Tex coal company began strip-mining Blair Mountain.
Federal legislation has caught up with, and largely corrected, the damage strip-mining does to the land.
He has participated in landmark environmental and public law events in Ohio, including the Erie Nuclear Power Station proceedings, the filing of the first state cost recovery action under the federal Superfund Act, extensive re-drafting of Ohio's strip-mining laws to conform to the requirements of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and the letting of millions of dollars in contracts for the clean-up of unreclaimed strip-mined lands in Ohio.
Once a seafaring capital that prospered by strip-mining the global whale community, the island today is an ultra-chic summer destination for the affluent, with private jets lining the airport tarmac and one-bedroom shacks selling for half a million dollars.