Trash is sometimes dumped on national wildlife refuges. Here is an example of where people have dumped household refuse at a refuge. This requires additional resources to clean up an haul away these materials.
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Sign says: ... Wetlands Mitigation, Virginia Power, Mt. Storm Power Station; Authorized by the West Virginia Water Resources Section, Division of Environmental Protection, Virginia Power is constructing a double-lined FGD (scrubber) by-product...
Mountain top removal also called strip mining causes damage to hillside. This image is remediation to mitigate damage done to the environment in Gallatin National Forest from past strip mining practices.
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Aerial view of sand and gravel mine at edge of river, showing environmental damage hidden from public view by tree lines, and siltation of river due to runoff and erosion. Near towns of Hartland and Plainfield, Vermont.