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UNIT 5 VOCAB
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open pit mining
a mining technique that uses a large visible pit or hole in the ground
Vertical tunnels are built to access and then excavate minerals that are underground and otherwise unreachable.
The extraction of mineral and energy resources near Earth's surface by first removing the soil, subsoil, and overlying rock strata.
Mountain Top Removal
a mining technique in which the entire top of a mountain is removed with explosives
high pressured water, sand, and additives pumped down welbore. process is repeated multiple times, once water is pumped out, oil and gas flow out through cracks
drill into reservoir rocks to recover petroleum
Layer of soil and rock overlying a mineral deposit. Surface mining removes this layer.
Acid Mine Drainage
the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines
the process of returning land to its original condition after mining is completed
Municipal Solid Waste
the waste materials produced in homes, businesses, schools, and other places in a community
polluted liquid produced by water passing through buried wastes in a landfill
A place to deposit solid waste, where a layer of earth is bulldozed over garbage each day to reduce emissions of gases and odors from the decaying trash, to minimize fires, and to discourage vermin.
the burning of solid waste
Process that does not require oxygen
Process that requires oxygen
The process of cutting down all the trees in an area at once
Even Aged Forest
A forest that consists of trees of similar age.
a method of harvesting where certain trees are selected for cutting. Only these trees are taken.
a mature tree left uncut to provide seed for regeneration of a
Environmental Protection Agency
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
A process that attempts to identify the effect a product has on resources over its entire lifetime.
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