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Dark as a Dungeon

28.05.2020  An organizing committee the Appalachian Volunteers saw pushback as they were soundly rejected despite their efforts to organize against the layoffs and abuses of companies as they transitioned to mechanized and strip mining They were again called outsiders a new accusation of them being racial integrationists was thrown in and above all they were called atheists When strip mining was

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Plundering Appalachia

Mountaintop removal is strip mining on steroids a radically destructive form of surface mining whereby coal companies bulldoze the forest decapitate the peaks with explosives push the shattered rubble into adjacent valleys and destroy the ecologically crucial headwater streams that had been there before This is an ecological and human tragedy of epic proportions and yet few Americans

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Coal Mining Appalachia Southern U.S.A Culture History

Coal mining continues in the Southern Appalachian region today The physical scars of mechanized strip mining can be seen throughout the hills But it is the social and economic scars on the region itself that remain below the surface For more information on coal mining

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Strip Mining in Kentucky

The Eastern field is part of the Appalachian Region and covers ap proximately 10 200 square miles in 31 counties The Western field covers about 6 400 square miles in 14 counties According to facts collected by the U S Forest Service in 1966 some 55 000 acres had been disturbed by strip mining in Eastern Kentucky and 66 700 acres in Western Kentucky When compared to the areas that

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Reclaiming Appalachia A Push to Bring Back Native Forests

14.12.2017  Other former mining sites that it is tackling include a 130 acre plot within the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville Pa the former mine site where one of the four hijacked planes crashed on Sept 11 2001 a 110 acre site near Fishtrap Lake in Pike County Ky and a 86 acre area within the Egypt Valley Wildlife Area in eastern Ohio These and other planned restoration sites are

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Wikipedia

Mountaintop removal mining auch mountaintop mining deutsch Bergbau durch Gipfelabsprengung im weiteren MTR ist eine spezielle Form des Tagebaus in den USA.Angewandt wird dieses Verfahren vor allem in den Appalachen einem großflächigen Mittelgebirge im Osten der Vereinigten Staaten hier vorwiegend im Bereich des Appalachen Plateaus betroffen sind die Bundesstaaten Kentucky Ohio

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Chapter 2 The Environmental Effects of Strip Mining

Surface mining another name for strip mining Appalachian ecoregions are home to one of the richest salamander populations in the world as well as increasingly rare forest types all of which are threatened by the region s heavy mining activity Proper compliance with SMCRA s reclamation requirements can help minimize the environmental harm associated with strip mining Reclaimed

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Sustainable Forestry in Appalachia

15.09.2016  Sustainable Forestry in Appalachia The lush Appalachian woodlands of the southeastern United States are an ecological treasure With 158 tree species the region ranks as one of North America s highest in total floral diversity it is also the world s center for lungless salamander diversity featuring 34 species of lungless salamanders.

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Strip Mine Reclamation and Economic Analysis

Strip mining for coal in the United States will be one hundred years old in 1966 but during much of this time it was not an im portant method Since the 1930 s however strip mining has grown to account for one half of all anthracite and nearly one third of all bituminous coal and lignite mined in this country 7 It has recently been estimated that operating and abandoned strip pits now

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Environmental Devastation in Appalachian

28.04.2018  Environmental Devastation in Appalachian Josiah Ng Apr 28 2018 4 min read Coal mining has long been a staple in central Appalachians economy The coal mining

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Appalachian Collections

13.05.2021  Materials relate to such topics as Appalachian economic development coal and coal mining absentee land ownership land use strip mining and the reclamation of mined areas miner protests coal power the coal tax issue pollution and coal company profits and taxes.

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Strip mining health study must continue in Appalachia

25.08.2017  A mining company goes after Kentucky regulators own money What we do know is that the cancer mortality rate in Appalachian Kentucky is 35

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14.3 Open Cast Strip Mining

OPEN CAST STRIP MINING M.K MC C ARTER MARK L BRICKER G PAUL ANDERSON STEVEN J KIRK DAVID B MC D ONALD GARY M STUBBLEFIELD ROGER W FISH IRA J TUSSEY GENE RAND WAYNE N MC K EE AND STEVEN I OLSON 14.3.0 SURFACE MINING CONCURRENT RECLAMATION M.K MC C ARTER Surface mining in which reclamation is carried out contem

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Joshua Gardner

Strip surface mountaintop removal mining has a tremendous effect on the Appalachian landscape economy and population These effects are often hidden by careful mining operators who strategically limit access to the mine Effects go beyond the immediate scarring of the landscape particularly with reclaiming and mine waste The following photos were taken while exploring mine sites in

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Rising Appalachia 200 000 Say End Mountaintop Removal in

14.07.2015  Signaling a watershed shift in recognizing the national health crisis from cancer linked strip mining in central Appalachia more than 200 000 people have signed historic CREDO Action and Earthjustice petitions calling on Congress to pass the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act H.R 912 and enact a moratorium on new mountaintop removal coal mining MTR .

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Obama Ends 150 Year War of Strip Mining in 24 States

01.04.2010  Obama Ends 150 Year War of Strip Mining in 24 States Mountaintop Removal Loses Its Groove Yeah I ve been wanting to wake up to that headline for years too Instead I

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Coal Mining Has Destroyed 1.5 Million Acres Of Appalachian

30.07.2018  From 1976 to 2015 strip mining and mountaintop removal contributed to wiping out about 1.5 million acres of forests across 74 counties in Kentucky Tennessee Virginia and West Virginia.

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Why Oppose Strip Mining DuncanMedia

15.10.2015  Strip mining put thousands of Appalachian families on welfare and food stamps while they drained the wealth from our mountains and the profits went overseas and to other states Can any of you Appalachian residents name one thing a strip mining company has done for the communities they have damaged There is only devastation What did they leave us in their wake for easy money Starving

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Coal ash polluting NC river was once Appalachian

11.03.2014  Mountaintop removal is an extreme form of strip mining developed in the 1970s that uses explosives to blast off mountain peaks to reach coal seams with the resulting waste typically dumped into valleys below The practice has destroyed more than 500 mountain ridges in Virginia West Virginia Kentucky Tennessee and Ohio and buried over 1 000 miles of streams Studies have found that

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Appalachian

06.06.2013  The Role of Science in the Appalachian Movement Conservation is a crisis dominated and mission oriented discipline Scientists are currently conducting research to gather data over the environmental and social impacts of strip mining As a community both social and natural scientists are building mounds of evidence that can be used to inform

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Appalachian Strip Mining Pictures

Appalachian Strip Mining Pictures Description Home Below Strip Mine in Campbell County 20.03.2012 As Maria Gunnoe of West ia often says We don t live where they re mining they re mining where we live The large and expanding strip mine looming over this home in Scott County TN offers a vivid reminder of what s at stake for residents of East Tennessee if coal companies plans to

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Strip Mining

Coal is primarily obtained by surface mining sometimes called strip mining but not by the industry and underground mining There are two main sources of power plant coal in the United States 1 Pennsylvanian age coals in eastern basins like the Appalachian Illinois and Black Warrior and 2 Paleocene age coals in western states such as Wyoming Colorado and Montana The eastern

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Appalachian Botanical in the News Appalachian Botanical Co.

Wall Street Journal Kris Maher shares how Appalachian Botanical is repurposing former mining land to help build a more diverse economy in West Virginia Read the article Business Insider World Wide Waste In this episode of World Wide Waste Business Insider features Appalachian

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14.3 Open Cast Strip Mining

OPEN CAST STRIP MINING M.K MC C ARTER MARK L BRICKER G PAUL ANDERSON STEVEN J KIRK DAVID B MC D ONALD GARY M STUBBLEFIELD ROGER W FISH IRA J TUSSEY GENE RAND WAYNE N MC K EE AND STEVEN I OLSON 14.3.0 SURFACE MINING CONCURRENT RECLAMATION M.K MC C ARTER Surface mining in which reclamation is carried out contem

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Strip mining health study must continue in Appalachia

25.08.2017  A mining company goes after Kentucky regulators own money What we do know is that the cancer mortality rate in Appalachian Kentucky is 35

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Cumberland Mountain Area Scarred by Strip Mining

Strip mining in the Appalachian region was for many years facilitated by a legal instrument called the broad form deed At the beginning of the twentieth century coal companies began buying mineral rights from rural landowners using broad form deeds These contracts turned over ownership of the coal underlying the seller s land and crucially gave the owner of the coal the right to do

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Mapping the yearly extent of surface coal mining in

25.07.2018  Surface mining for coal has taken place in the Central Appalachian region of the United States for well over a century with a notable increase since the 1970s Researchers have quantified the ecosystem and health impacts stemming from mining relying in part on a geospatial dataset defining surface mining s extent at a decadal interval.

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How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip Mined Land Bring

12.04.2019  Wildlife restoration is just one of the new uses of about 1.5 million acres of Central Appalachian land affected by strip and mountaintop removal mining since the 1970s Other communities have turned their land into sites for solar energy farms

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From Pick and Shovel to Mountaintop Removal Environmental

22.05.2021  MINING AND APPALACHIAN COMMUNITIES A HISTORY AS DARK AS THE MINES THEMSELVES Historian Ronald Eller describes the solitude of the mountains of southern Appalachia in the last decade of the nineteenth century 1 In mountaintop removal strip mining coal companies blast the tops off mountains to reveal the coal seams beneath them Mining wastes are then deposited in

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Commonly used mining techniques to extract coal

25.01.2018  Area strip mining is commonly used on flat terrain to extract deposits spread over a large area Mountaintop removal technique involves removal of the mountaintop overlying the coal seam The rock layers present above the seam will be broken up by using explosives In recent years the technique has found a wide usage in the Appalachian coal fields of West Virginia Kentucky Virginia and

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From Pick and Shovel to Mountaintop Removal Environmental

22.05.2021  MINING AND APPALACHIAN COMMUNITIES A HISTORY AS DARK AS THE MINES THEMSELVES Historian Ronald Eller describes the solitude of the mountains of southern Appalachia in the last decade of the nineteenth century 1 In mountaintop removal strip mining coal companies blast the tops off mountains to reveal the coal seams beneath them Mining wastes are then deposited in

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Mountaintop mining in Appalachia do the rewards justify

02.02.2014  The benefits include low strip ratio and therefore lower operating costs This means a smaller mining equipment fleet less fuel consumption and less labour says Atkins She adds that mining projects can also help build up infrastructure and

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Unearthly Images of Appalachian Mountains That Have Been

30.11.2012  Mountaintop removal and valley fill coal mining at Massey Energy s Edwight site in Sundial W.Va on April 16 2009 A drilling rig sits atop a dissected mountaintop stripped of trees and dirt.

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Thesis Environmental Impact of Coal Mining in Appalachia

In other words while the focus is on the more contemporary use of strip mining and its deleterious effects on the environment researchers point out that the decline of the environment as a result of mining has taken place over a long period of time and that the extensive effects of early industrialization and mining should be taken into consideration in an overall understanding of the

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Mountaintop Removal

26.08.2014  In some instances such as strip mining humans are restructuring ecosystems and habitat for the Cerulean Warbler in negative ways In terms of wilderness preservation though humans are also contributing to the survival of the species The Cerulean warbler is a charismatic song endemic to the Appalachian mountains The Cerulean nests and raises its young in the Appalachian highlands

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Appalachian Strip Mining

Appalachian Strip Mining Appalachia s Strip Mined Mountains Face a Growing 21/11/2019 Across Appalachian coal country mining companies flood victims environmental advocates and academic researchers have debated the extent to which strip mining contributes to flooding sometimes

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