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strip mine

[′strip ‚mīn]
(mining engineering)
An opencut mine in which the overburden is removed from a coal bed before the coal is taken out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(2008) state that present exploitation of solid fuels is governed by their increased use which causes considerable increase of arid soil surrounding strip mines being covered by overburden, as opposed to previous practice of rather small strip mines.
That provided an opportunity for reclaiming strip mines."
Local kids learn in school that strip mines are safe and that reclamation projects can leave the mountains better off than they were before their tops were blown up.
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.
They soon saw smoke rising from an abandoned strip mine beyond the playground.
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.
7 1993-1998 2.8 Taldinskaya strip mine 1985-1999 7.3 Taldinskaya-Yuzhnaya 1993-1999 2.0 Kotinskaya 1993-2000 1.5 Bachatsky strip mine 1982-2000 12.0 East Siberia Muginsky strip mine 1986-2000 10.0 Tunguisky strip mine 1982-1998 6.0 Kharanorsky strip mine 1984-1999 6.0 Far East Urgalskoye 1994-1998 1.0 Yerkovetsky strip mine 1986-1999 4.5 Luchegorsky-2 strip mine 1991-1998 1.5 Small strip mines 1994-1998 1.8 Solntsevsky strip mine 1995-2000 0.65 In common with much of Russian industry, the mining sector is desperate for investment.
Appolo Fuels, Inc., 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.