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What Occurs to the Land After Coal Mines Shut?

Eleven generations of Dustin White’s household have lived in West Virginia. Lots of them had been buried in a cemetery now surrounded by an enormous mountaintop elimination coal mine. The Twilight mine, which flattened and stripped an expanse of heavily-forested mountains masking greater than three.5 sq. miles, has met most of its official clean-up necessities. It’s inexperienced with grass. However the mountaintop eliminated to dig out the coal has not been rebuilt, nor has the forest that beforehand thrived…

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