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  • s  (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
    opencast mining
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  • South Africa's Exxaro and GDF SUEZ plan 600 MW coal-fired power plant
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Exxaro Resources and France's GDF SUEZ said on Monday they are planning to develop a 600 megawatt coal-fired plant. The power station will be in the Waterberg region of northern Limpopo province and receive coal from a prospective new opencast mine that will produce up to 3.8 million tonnes a year. The power plant could expand to 1,200 MW, they said.
    July 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Patrick Harvie in
    Patrick Harvie, Green party co-leader, said: "The era of new coal-fired power stations is over, and this plant must never be permitted to go ahead. A new coal-fired power station would inevitably mean new opencast coal here in Scotland or dirty coal...
  • Jane Davidson in ic Wales
    Jane Davidson, Minister for Sustainability and Housing, said: "The use of buffer zones, together with the introduction of compulsory health impact assessments for opencast coal applications and closer work with local communities by planners and...
  • Jock Stirrup in
    The Cabinet committee on infrastructure gave its approval for implementing the Rajmahal Opencast Expansion Project for expansion from 10.5 million to 17 million tonnes per annum capacity on partial outsourcing mode with an estimated capital... Jaipal Reddy Livemint Aug 20, 2009 69835 93338 opened Sir Jock Stirrup, chief of the defence staff, said: Make no mistake, the Taliban influence is waning, and through British blood, determination and grit, a window of opportunity has been opened."

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