Aerial footage of the Spruce #1 MTR strip mine near the towns of Blair and Sharples, in Logan County, WV. The original mining permit proposed stripping 3,113 acres, but was reduced to 2,265 after legal challenges. What you see here is fewer than 500 acres that have been mined so far. Many of the surrounding mountains and streams will be destroyed if this mine isn't stopped. Click the link below for a satellite map showing the area that's been mined. You can see the entire area covered by the permit by selecting the "mining permits" box at the upper right: http://tagis.dep.wv.gov/imap/imap.php?lod=81&lom=47&los=52.0000&lad=37&lam=52&las=39.0000 Permit Details: https://apps.dep.wv.gov/WebApp/_dep/search/Permits/OMR/Permit_details.cfm?permit_id=S501397&dep_office_id=OMR&responsible_party_name=MINGO%20LOGAN%20COAL%20COMPANY
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This is the job I used to work at a couple of years back in the hills of Southeastern Kentucky.
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Coal River Valley, West Virginia is a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. Filmed over a period of five years, ON COAL RIVER follows a former miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children, and life as they know it. Ed Wiley once worked at the same coal plant that threatens his granddaughter's elementary school. When his local government refuses to act, Ed embarks on a quest to have the school relocated to safer ground. With a sharp sense of right and wrong, Ed confronts his local school board, the state government, and a notorious coal company for putting his granddaughter and his community at risk. Download Our Apple or Android Apps: http://bit.ly/Snag_Apps Watch Free Movies Online: http://bit.ly/snag_films Like Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/snag_fb Follow Us On Twitter: http://bit.ly/Snag_Tweets
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Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
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Location unspecified. Fork lift truck fills truck in open quarry. Strip mining. FILM ID:3370.11 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Benham and Lynch KY on Black Mountain Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Benham and Lynch are nestled in Harlan County at the foot of Black Maintain, Kentucky's highest peak. Established as "coal camps" in 1911 and 1917 respectively, they were towns built to support the coal mining operations of two corporations: the Wisconsin Steel division of International Harvester and the US Coal and Coke Company. (Coal camps were towns where every building, home, school, and store was owned by a company. They typically paid the workers in script that could only be used at the company store.) Benham and Lynch were "captive" mines. Neither had to rely on the fluctuations of the coal market to sell the coal they mined. To maintain a stable workforce, these coal companies provided a better quality of life than found in most coal camps. For example, by the 1940s, approximately one-third of the graduates of Benham High School had completed at least one year of college. In 1945, Lynch's population of 10,000 was reportedly the world's largest coal camp. Today, with one-third of the residents being African-American and many others tracing their ancestry to Eastern Europe and Italy, Lynch is one of the most diverse communities in Appalachian Kentucky. As the years passed, the coal companies sold their property in the towns to town residents, but kept ownership of the surrounding mountains (and the coal in them). As larger machines were invented, coal mining methods transitioned from underground tunneling to mountaintop removal. In the past two decades, Harlan County residents have joined together to protect the upper parts of Black Mountain from logging and mountaintop removal. During the most recent event in 2007, local residents drew on the expertise of local United Mine Workers of America members, the Lynch City Council, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and the Kentucky Resource Council to successfully prevent coal mining activities under the Lynch water system. Currently, the residents of Benham and Lynch are concerned about a proposed 692 acre strip mine threatening the towns and their efforts to develop cultural heritage tourism. Many are also working to develop renewable energy resources and are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption. To support Carl and his community contact: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (606) 878-2161 • www.kftc.org KFTC works with people to organize in their home communities across Kentucky, helping everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders.
Views: 135281 iLoveMountainsOrg
Tunnel drains Jeansville coal mines, where they are currently trying to extinguish a mine fire near Hazleton, Pa. The portal collapsed, the water pressure built up and it blew out. Situated in fractured shale, they had to create a concrete portal.
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Strip Mining for coal in the Appalachian Mountains. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
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10 minutes of video from a video made by one of the miners at the mine that is over 1 hour long. John Prine sang about this mine in the song "Paradise" and the shovel that worked there. At the time, it was the World's Largest Shovel, but was only that for a couple of years after it's construction. This mine served as a mine mouth for the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) Paradise Fossil Plant next door. It was all located outside Central City, Kentucky in Muhlenberg County along the Green River of Western Kentucky. At one time, no place in the world produced more coal than Muhlenberg County but those days are long gone. This was one of two world record holding shovels located in the county at the time this video was shot (early 1980's). The largest shovel on here is the Bucyrus Erie 3850-B and is the shovel that was famously buried after finishing its work at this mine. I had a Grandfather and an Aunt that worked at this mine and retired from there. My aunt actually ran the large BE 3850-B shovel from time to time. The bucket on the 3850-B is 115 cubic yards in size. Big enough for two pickup trucks to park in easily with room to move around them! This was the original home of the giants in coal mining!!! Welcome to Muhlenberg County, my home!
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Elk have been reintroduced to southern West Virginia through a new program from the state. Two dozen elk from western Kentucky were brought to the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area recently. Elk have been gone from West Virginia since the 1870s.
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This video is about Coal Mining via Mountain Top Removal. Appalachian Coal Mining See how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal. This 30 minute video takes you inside a giant dragline and tells the whole story from blasting the rock to transporting the coal by rail. See Elk enjoying the reclaimed land. I started this project in 2002.
Views: 381991 Gary Smith
coal and the Kentucky strip mine...Recorded on August 28, 2011 using a Flip Video camcorder.
Views: 3784 Jack D. Deal
Illinois, we will be back in a couple weeks in the Chicago area. Don't sweat it! After all the bass fishing we did down south, I’m stoked to be able to fish for musky where we can this half of the trip. We decided to shake things up a bit and grab some baits from Bass pro (and use the 1 musky bait I have with me) and head out to some strip mines in Illinois to try and catch at least 1 musky on the baits we bought. We ended up grabbing 4 baits, leaders, and pliers which came out to $100 and hit the lake. James and I decided any catch would be a challenge complete. Shout out and thanks to Jeff of Just Keep Casting and Ryan for pointing us in the right direction on the water. Really appreciate it guys! Jeff’s Channel - http://bit.ly/justkeepcasting Cashion Rod ($256, my mistake) - http://bit.ly/cashionmuskyrod Chaos Tackle Rod ($180) - http://bit.ly/chaostacklerod Shimano Tranx - https://amzn.to/2Pxr1dE Daiwa Lexa - https://amzn.to/2Lhva78 Follow me on Instagram for live updates http://bit.ly/sbfishingtv Trip Sponsors - Shop Karl's - http://gokarls.com/sbfishing Lowe - http://bit.ly/JonBoat Mercury - http://bit.ly/BoatMotor Motorguide - http://bit.ly/TrollingMotor Googan Baits - http://bit.ly/googanbaits Mcmaker Studios - http://bit.ly/VanBuild Bassman Jigs - http://bit.ly/bassmanjigs SBFISHING Merch https://sbfishingtv.com/
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Peabody Coal Company ordered this machine for one purpose and one purpose only, the Tennessee Valley Authority. It was built to supply the (at the time) brand new TVA Paradise Fossil Plant and its 3 MASSIVE coal hungry units. TVA and Paradise Fossil Plant still buy Muhlenberg County coal and Peabody coal to this day! This video just shows the old girl going through some simple cycles in the pit. You do catch a few views of some pit activity and stuff as well! Enjoy. Some interesting facts about this machine my Grandfather & Aunt used to work on: -Boom Length: 215 feet -Overall Height: 220 feet -Bucket Capacity: 115 cubic yards -Crawler Size: 40 ft. long by 7.6 ft. wide -Crawler Height: 10 feet -Overall Weight: 22 Million lbs. -Date Started: 1962 -Date Retired:1987 (roughly) -Location: Outside Central City/Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (Western Kentucky) **When this shovel was built, it was easily considered the "World's Largest Machine/Shovel" ever built. It held that title for a relatively short time though unfortunately. This machine was left somewhat intact, but higher portions were cut off of it when it walked into a hole that it dug for itself. After everything was trimmed off, the Sinclair BE 1260-W Dragline filled the dirt in around the machine and it was literally buried close to the TVA power plant on Peabody Property. That property is now owned by the US Government and trespassing is strictly forbidden. To this day, the legendary "Big Hog" still resides under a deep number of feet of dirt in Muhlenberg County. The Big Hog was featured in an article in the January 1963 "Science and Mechanics" Magazine. An artistic rendering of this machine graced that issues cover. I'll never forget seeing this machine parked in its own grave that it dug, just waiting for the dirt and cutters torch. I had a grandfather and an aunt that worked around and on this shovel during its life. It will always be part of my family just like the Marion 5960 Shovel across the county at River Queen Mine!
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EPISODE 19: Here is something completely different - exploring some sections of unearthed coal mines underneath Stellarton! Strip-mining goes deep enough to pass thru the old abandoned Foord Seam coal mines from a century or two ago! Special thanks to the subscriber who recommended this site. Westray Disaster Documentary found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzrhEx7Gq1g Abandoned Mine Hunting is somewhat of a cross between the hobby of urban exploration, caving (spelunking), and history enthusiast. If this is your kind of thing, be sure to subscribe so you will always be informed of each new episode. IF YOU KNOW OF AN ABANDONED MINE IN ATLANTIC CANADA, we'd love to hear from you. Send a private message. We may just come and do an explore and episode featuring your site ! ** BEST VIEWED using the YouTube app on a full size SmartTV ** SPECIAL NOTE: While this type of exploration is almost always kilometers back in deep forest, it cannot always be guaranteed that the land we are hiking is public (Crown). These forgotten old mines/claims are almost always over 100 years old. It is also common that most mine workings have some kind of natural cave-in covering their mouth, after nearly a century of erosion. So some explores may involve preparation of clearing that cave-in, and/or dealing with letting spring water (flooding) out of the adits. These facts, along with the inherent danger of abandoned mines, force us to remain anonymous. We are responsible for our own risks & actions (not yours), but be clear we are not promoting this activity. Only showing you what we do. As with any typical Urban Exploration type channel, our faces and commentary will always be masked. If you are seeing an Episode, it means we are already month(s) finished with that site and never going back. The delay is intentional, as nothing shown here will be in realtime. It cannot be stressed enough - abandoned mines or mine sites can pose a ton of lethal threats. *We are not kids looking for kicks* Keep in mind that our group is made up of responsible adults, each with specific skills, and cross-Canada experience with over 75+ mine walks. Most 10 times larger and deeper than will ever be found in Nova Scotia! Specific research is always done beforehand. Required equipment and backups are a must. While it is indeed possible to safely explore an abandoned mine, DO NOT ENTER A MINE without being experienced, or going with an experienced explorer. If you don't know what you're doing, STAY OUT STAY ALIVE is the best policy. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
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Residents of Benham and Lynch, historic coal towns in Eastern Kentucky, are trying to block surface mining near the towns out of concern it would harm water supplies and tourism prospects.
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A day after TVA's decision to retire the coal fired unit at Paradise Plant in Muhlenberg County, some wonder what the future holds for coal in the region's economy.
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During the 'poverty tour' in 1968, RFK stopped, unannounced, at a Yellow Creek strip-mining site. After a contentious moment of negotiation between RFK and the mine's security staff, mine owner Bill Sturgill allowed Kennedy and his entourage access to the site. During RFKinEKY's recreation of the tour in 2004, 'B&W Resources' gave access to their strip mine site in Knott County, where former Appalachian Volunteer Steve Cawood discusses Kennedy's tour of the Yellow Creek Mine and safety director for B&W Resources Doug Melton speaks about his work. RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project, (2004) is a series of public conversations and art activities centered around the real-time, site-specific, intermedia performance recreating Robert Kennedy's 1968 two-day, 200 mile "poverty tour" of south-eastern Kentucky.
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Abandoned/Feral Horses Of The Kentucky Strip Mines.
Views: 882 Jennifer Thomas
Eastern Kentucky and most of Appalachia had a thriving coal industry for more than 100 years. We went to coal country to talk to people about just how important coal has been to the region and how much Appalachia has changed with its decline. Part 2: https://youtu.be/UJxCqHoUAT8 Part 3: https://youtu.be/hYEEBpHJMAQ Additional archival photos provided by the SKCTC Appalachian Archives, from their U.S. Coal & Coke, International Harvester, Ewell Balltrip and Kentucky Coal Museum Photo Collections. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Reclaimed strip mine field turned into farming/hunting land in Western Kentucky. Filmed with Mavic Pro drone in 4k.
Views: 208 Patrick Mollohan
A shaft/ elevator we ride down to get to the mine in western Kentucky...
Views: 25084 Jason Vincent