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Mining has environmental costs, but mined land may be reclaimed.

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    Environmental Impacts of Mining

    Environmental Impacts of Mining

    by CK-12 //basic
    How mining affects the environment.
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    Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining

    Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining

    by CK-12 //basic
    Mountain top mining, which blasts the tops of mountain tops in a way that is harmful to the environment, is discussed in this enlightening video.
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    The Berkeley Pit

    The Berkeley Pit

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana is a remnant open pit mine and toxic waste site. The lake in the pit continues to rise, jeopardizing the aquifer that currently lies above it.
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