31 Oct '14, 1pm

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Industry Continues to Poison Appalachia

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Industry Continues to Poison Appalachia

Meanwhile, the study out of Kentucky shows that reclamation of mined sites does not lead to recovery of the ecosystem, and that’s because of fundamental, long term damage to waterways caused by surface and mountaintop removal mining activities. You can’t blow off the top of the mountain, shove all the debris into a nearby valley, then replant some trees and expect everything to go back to normal. Among other reasons, this is because the science is making it increasingly clear that coal mining waste continues to pollute streams decades after mining ends.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/31/mountaintop-removal-poison...

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