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Mining

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam.

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Repaired, Not Scrapped: How Wind Turbines Are Overhauled

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Deutsche Welle (June 4, 2013) What happens when heavy machinery is at the end of its life? Whether for the mining or the tunnel building industry, wind power or ship's engines - everywhere machines reach a point when they no longer work. But that doesn't mean they're ready for the scrap heap. The Eickhoff company in Bochum repairs old machinery.
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Sewage Miners Cleaning Up in Israel

Sewage Miners Cleaning Up in Israel

Reuters (Oct. 13, 2013) An Israeli company that specialises in mining sewage for recyclable materials, wants to take its technology overseas. Applied CleanTech says its technology recycles everything that's useful from sewage, while simultaneously reducing the amount of sludge left behind.
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Coal Rush Ravages Borneo

Coal Rush Ravages Borneo

AFP (Dec. 4, 2013) A coal rush that has drawn international miners to East Kalimantan province has ravaged the capital, Samarinda, which risks becoming one giant coal pit if mining expands any further.
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