The Mining Factor in the Desertification Process
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Land disturoance due to surface mining of the lignite deposits in the Ptolemais-Amideon area (N. Greece) has resulted to desert-like conditions. The surface disturbed at present is approximately 30 km2 and is estimated to cover 135 km2 by 2020 when depletion of deposits is predicted. Though the exploitation of lignite started in 1955 no serious efforts of rehabilitation have been undertaken up to now
KeywordsMain Field Desertification Process Rehabilitation Procedure Wood Plantation Hard Effort
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