The process of strip mining brings to mind destruction of the earth and its miraculous land. Monst
people are unsure of the true meaning of stip mining and what is left behind under the layers of chaos and destruction! Strip
mining is the process of removing material from the ground for the use of industries. Strip miners remove rock and soil until
they uncover the material they were in search of, in most cases the said material is coal.
Due to various arguments of what strip mining does to the earth, many acts have been put in place.
These acts prove that regulations and industry can work hand in hand creating less of a debate over the said topic as well
as less devastation to the earth and its exqusite atmosphere. The SMCRA (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act) was voted
by congress into law in the year 1977. These laws are aimed at making mining more ethical.
Mining areas undergo various tests each moth, as well as monthly checkups done by the goverment to
assure the safety of mining in certain zones. Workers must ender many hours of training before being put to work as a safety
precaution in the mining industry; helping mining become more efficeient as well as safe. Actions taken include the following,
local area plants are planted in the mounds of dirt to help prevent erosion from occurring in the said region of land. Once
the mining is done, the land needs to be processed back to its original state before the mioning process took place. N-Viro
soil is a filler that is used in the process of re-filling the devastated area. N-Viro soils are made from waste, ashes, and
sludge, it is treated with chemicals to remove metals. The soil is than mixed into the area creating a top soil.