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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

PROS VS. CONS

An obscene amount of land has been destroyed by strip mining VS. Strip mining of coal is cheaper and quicker than all other methods inthe US.

Pros:
 
Quicker
Cheaper
Strip mining areas can be filled in to its natural state, but the process can take up to 30 years
 
Cons:
Land becomes an attraction for flooding and erosion
Strip mining destroys animal life and vegetation
SUBSIDENCE: falling 5-6 feet lower than you were minutes before, so essentially its like little hills taking over the terrain

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Beyond the Surface