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.