Green Mining Reclaims Abandoned WV Strip Mines, Sparks New Lavender Farm Business

By Ruth Caruthers

We are all familiar with mining in West Virginia, but a new idea coming to the Mountain State is a concept called green mining.

Green mining is defined as "technologies, best practices, and mine processes that are implemented as a means to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and processing of metals and minerals. Examples include the reduction of greenhouse gases, selective mining approaches to reduce the ecological footprint, and reduction in chemical use. Green mining technologies and practices offer superior performance with respect to energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and the use of chemicals."

Read more in the Thursday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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