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Germany, Garzweiler II, Brown coal quarry

Posted by
Willem (Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands) on 1 August 2019 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Garzweiler II ligt ten westen van de A44. Garzweiler II is 48 km² groot en bevat 1,3 miljard ton bruinkool. De exploitatie is gestart in 2006 en zal naar verwachting tot 2045 duren. Hiervoor zullen twaalf dorpen (met 7600 inwoners) verdwijnen.
Garzweiler II is located west of the A44. Garzweiler II is 48 km² in size and contains 1.3 billion tonnes of brown coal. The operation started in 2006 and is expected to last until 2045. For this, twelve villages (with 7600 inhabitants) will disappear.
Garzweiler II est situé à l'ouest de l'A44. Garzweiler II couvre une superficie de 48 km² et contient 1,3 milliard de tonnes de lignite. L'opération a débuté en 2006 et devrait durer jusqu'en 2045. Pour cela, douze villages (avec 7600 habitants) vont disparaître.

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Peter from OBDAM, Netherlands

Een behoorlijke onderneming dus, prima in beeld gebracht Willem.

1 Aug 2019 5:04am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

You and I are in the old machines this morning. I really like your composition.

1 Aug 2019 5:12am

yoshimiparis from France

12 dorpen die zullen verdwijnen, het is enorm.
En weet je wat je moet doen?

1 Aug 2019 5:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Quand un gouvernement décide, le citoyen subit, mais jolie prise

1 Aug 2019 5:48am

@jpla: En effet.

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un sacré chantier d'extraction, et un peu moins de nature aussi.
Bonne journée Willem

1 Aug 2019 5:57am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Such a shame of our politics here. Talking about climate change and environmental protection and making similar Europes filthiest pollution from energy production here.

1 Aug 2019 6:16am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A great industrial scene.

1 Aug 2019 6:44am

Anne from France


1 Aug 2019 6:51am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Je hebt een foto met een duidelijke boodschap gemaakt enne een mooi overzicht over de vernieling van het landschap.

1 Aug 2019 7:26am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


1 Aug 2019 8:03am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition ! J'aime beaucoup !

1 Aug 2019 10:29am

Devi from Chennai, India

Good shot..what a vast expanse...
But think of the smoke om the coal...

1 Aug 2019 10:47am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A fabulous capture of this quarry and the machine. 5*

1 Aug 2019 12:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Interesting documentary image

1 Aug 2019 1:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting image but sad for the land.

1 Aug 2019 6:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An interesting scene. That is sad that so many people will be uprooted and lose their homes. It also scars the land and does not help the environment.

2 Aug 2019 1:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Impressic coal quarry ! A superb composition .

2 Aug 2019 2:58pm

Remus from Portugal

At a time when society and the planet want clean energy from renewable sources, there are still countries that bet on coal...

A faultless photo.

2 Aug 2019 4:39pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, my, it's devastating to the landscape

9 Aug 2019 2:24pm