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STRIP MINING

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STIP MINING IN ITS MOST ELITE STATE
LANDSCAPE DESTRUCTION
THE ROCK THAT BURNS
MODIFICATION...
Pros VS Cons

LANDSCAPE DESTRUCTION

Strip mining can be caruel to the landscape of the earth...

Not only the process of strip mining effects the nature of the world, but the process of setting up for strip mining plays just as big of a role and is as much at fault as any other destruction. roads and passageways allow the mined material to leave the site have to build. These roads cause as much devastation as the actual mining. The construction equipment used helps cause the soil to be compacted and break down.

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The pollution in the air from strip mining can cause disease and damage to the nature of the plants and animals within the region of the mining. erosion is very common within the process of strip mining. erosion helps to make the land less productive. Rain can also cause an increase in the acidic levels found within the soil. It takes years for the lost soil to return to its natural state because of the very slow developing rate. It can take up to 400 years for top soild to regenerate less than 1 inch.

Beyond the Surface