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landscape after mining
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The process of mining disfigures the surface of the land, and in the absence of reclamation leads to permanent scars. The process spoils the vital topsoil, disrupts drainage patterns, destroys the productive capacity of agricultural and forest land and impairs their aesthetic and social value.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/4649

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