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Offline Maik

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Greece’s dirty secret
« on: Friday, 23 March, 2018 @ 11:22:12 »
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Lignite mining: Greece’s dirty secret - in pictures

Greece, along with Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic accounts for over a third of the world’s coal production. However, coal is among the worst sources of toxic air pollutants globally. In 2012 alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 7 million people died as a result of exposure to air pollution. In Europe, each death attributable to such exposure occurs prematurely by an estimated 11 years.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/23/lignite-mining-greeces-dirty-secret-in-pictures

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Greece’s dirty secret
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 24 March, 2018 @ 13:10:46 »
The article says the mine is a boggling 625 sq. miles.  Looking on Google Earth it seems a lot less than that - the main chunk seeming 9 x 4 miles which is big enough.   :oki:

Tony