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World of Change: Mountaintop Mining, West Virginia

Below the densely forested slopes of the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia is a layer cake of thin coal seams. To uncover this coal profitably, mining companies engineer large—sometimes very large—surface mines. This time-series of images of a surface mine in Boone County, West Virginia, illustrates why this controversial mining method is also called “mountaintop removal.”

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Coal Controversy In Appalachia - NASA

The most controversial mines are known as mountaintop removal mines because coal companies literally remove the tops of mountains with dynamite and earth-moving machines, called draglines, in order to reach coal seams. The waste rock—the remains of the mountains—is piled into neighboring hollows in towering earthen dams called valley fills.

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Mountaintop removal mining - Wikipedia

Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining at the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted from a mountain by removing the land, or overburden, above the seams. This process is considered to be safer compared to underground mining because the coal seams are accessed from above instead of underground. In the United States, t

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Coal, Metallic and Mineral Resources WA - DNR

Mining of coal and metallic minerals in Washington began in the mid to late 1800s. Coal production in Washington hit a high in 2003 with an estimated total production of 6,232,000 short tons, yet production ceased in 2006. Metals mining during the same general time period occurred on both sides of the Cascade divide, but was largely concentrated in the northeastern portion of

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Basic Information about Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia ...

Sep 21, 2020  Surface coal mining involves: removing parts or all of mountaintops to expose buried seams of coal, and. "interburden" (rock between coal seams). Overburden and interburden are disposed of in adjacent valleys because the broken rock will not all fit back into the mining

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Mining On The Mountain

Responding to the same demand in 1903, Richard Hill and Jesse Walling established the Clifty Creek Coal and Coke Company. Both operations were on the Cumberland Plateau in White County, Tennessee. Four mining locations were opened within a twenty-mile radius on Bon Air Mountain. Four towns were also built to accommodate the needs of incoming ...

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We still blow up mountains to mine coal: Time to end the ...

May 01, 2021  Yes, Greta (Thunberg), we still blow up mountains in the United States to mine deadly coal. While coal mining has decreased dramatically in

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Looking Back And Pointing Ahead At The Future of Coal ...

Oct 01, 2021  Looking Back And Pointing Ahead At The Future of Coal Mining in Appalachia. The Tetrahedron, built in 1995 in Bottrop, Germany, is a steel structure located on top of a former mine site, which is now a tourist destination. The Ruhr region, where it’s located, was once the world’s largest producer of coal. Beginning in the 1960s, coal ...

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History of Coal Mining in Appalachia The Appalachian ...

Feb 09, 2017  Coal River Mountain Watch is an organization made up of volunteers who have been fighting mountaintop removal mining since 1998. Its mission includes an emphasis on getting control of their natural resources back. One of its biggest efforts involves saving Coal River Mountain, the last intact mountain in the Coal River Watershed 2.

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iLoveMountains -- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

iLoveMountains is the product of 14 local, state, and regional organizations across Appalachia that are working together to end mountaintop removal coal mining

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Cedar Mountain Coal Mine Scale (aka West Coast Coal Mine ...

Dow got a lead from an older resident showed him where the scale house used to be for the Coal mine on the other side of the Cedar River from Belmondo's Reac...

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COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. and the Charleston Gazette. and the Big Stone Gap Post. "Amazingly thorough, obsessively comprehensive documentation of coal mines and coal mining towns in the Appalachian mountain area.

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Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History ...

COAL MINING IN APPALACHIA. The Southern Appalachian region has long been one of the largest sources of coal in the world. For generations, miners have been digging and blasting their way into the rugged mountains of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama to unearth thousands of tons of what are commonly called “black diamonds.”.

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Tennessee Coal Mining, Railroading, and Logging in ...

A drift mine enters the side of a mountain or slope at a relatively flat angle and remains horizontal, following the coal seam. The best producing seam in Overton and Fentress County is the Wilder Seam, with most of the coal being about 180 feet beneath the surface of the plateau.

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About — Mining On The Mountain

“Mining on the Mountain” is dedicated to preserving the history of the coal mining communities on the Cumberland Plateau of White County Tennessee .The website is owned and maintained by the Bon Air Mountain Historical Society which is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.The Society operates a museum of coal mining history and artifacts in the Bon Air community known as the DeRossett ...

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Coal – Appalachian Mountain Advocates

Appalachian Mountain Advocates was founded to address the devastation association with coal mining. Over the last 15 years, we have led the legal battle against mountaintop removal mining and have worked hard to prevent the coal industry from externalizing environmental and

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Coal and Shale Mining Near Katoomba – Blue Mountains Local ...

Feb 04, 2009  The exploitation of the coal and kerosene shale deposits in the Jamison and Megalong Valleys brought the Katoomba region to wider public notice than its earlier use as a stone quarry and began to establish it as a population centre. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Katoomba was known principally as a coal-mining town.

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Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate ...

Nov 21, 2019  VARNEY, West Virginia — Pigeon Creek flows through a narrow mountain hollow along a string of coal mining communities, its water trickling under the reds and yellows of

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WHAT IS MOUNTAINTOP-REMOVAL COAL MINING?

Mountaintop-removal coal mining is exactly what it sounds like: mining companies blow up ancient, forested mountains to extract the underlying coal. They dump the mining waste into adjacent valleys—turning wild mountains into polluted wastelands, destroying watersheds, and severely harming nearby communities. Mountaintop-

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Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia US EPA

Sep 21, 2020  Coal is mined in Appalachia by both surface and underground mining techniques. Surface coal mining methods in the steep terrain of the central Appalachian coalfields include mountaintop removal, contour, area and highwall mining. Coal mining operations are found in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama and ...

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Appalachian Cultural Resources Workshop Papers (Coal ...

After the coming of coal mining and modernization, the mountaineers were landless and their families lived in company towns with a blend of ethnic and racial groups. Many eastern and southern European immigrants were recruited to work in the coal mines of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies

As its name suggests, mountaintop removal mining involves removing the top of a mountain in order to recover the coal seams contained in the mountain. Explosives are used to break the mountain’s rock, and massive earth-moving equipment, often including equipment called

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Mountaintop-removal mining is devastating Appalachia, but ...

Feb 17, 2006  Around 70 percent of that coal comes from strip mines, and over the last 20 years, an increasing amount comes from mountaintop-removal sites. Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one .

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A History of Appalachian Coal Mines

coal beneath their feet (even in the Tenth century B.C., the world's mountains had vast mineral cores), but the first records of "black rocks" were made by the Romans: Theophrastus wrote about "rock coal" (as opposed to charcoal). At a corresponding time, the English were mining coal --bituminous cinders and crude mining imple­

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Coal Mining in Appalachia - YouTube

Jan 20, 2015  This video is about Coal Mining via Mountain Top Removal. Appalachian Coal MiningSee how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal...

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Cedar Mountain Coal Mine Scale (aka West Coast Coal Mine ...

Dow got a lead from an older resident showed him where the scale house used to be for the Coal mine on the other side of the Cedar River from Belmondo's Reac...

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Alberta is opening parts of Rockies to coal mining. Here's ...

Dec 20, 2020  Coal mines like this one, using mountaintop-removal mining techniques, are being proposed in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Mountaintop-removal coal mining, as seen here at Teck Resources’ Fording River operations in Elk Valley, just across the Alberta-B.C. border, is a form of surface mining that strips large portions of ...

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4 Coal Mining and Processing Coal: Research and ...

The environmental problems associated with active and abandoned mines and their abatement, particularly land reclamation and water quality maintenance, and the proper handling and disposal of the spoils and wastes from mining operations (e.g., mountain top coal mining, coal combustion residues), also receive regulatory attention from the U.S ...

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12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining - Environment 911

Coal mining irreparably damages plant life and soil, creating barren patches of land that are not only aesthetically unpleasing but contribute to loss of valuable topsoil, erosion and dust storms. #8 Flooding. Coal mining and preparation generates millions of gallons of highly toxic, semi-solid waste called "slurry." To contain the slurry, dams ...

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Coal mining - Wikipedia

Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine is called a 'pit ...

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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact From The Ashes - YouTube

In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is deva...

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Coal mining: West Virginia's coal industry has a dark past

Apr 26, 2018  The roofs of coal mines are often lined with the fossils of ancient forests, the outlines of plants and trees buried for millions of years. Miners today can see the same stone patterns that their fathers and grandfathers saw decades ago as they dug into the mountains of West Virginia.. Many Appalachian families trace their roots to migrants who fled tenant-farming abuse in Ireland or ...

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