Mining

Back in Germany, we visited the former mining area of the SDAG Wismut. We saw some huge pieces of equipment.

WheelDigger

There were also very long German words and some small machines which would have been used in the pit.

machine with long namelocomotiveHaving grown up in this area, I am quite happy the mining of uranium has stopped. There are, however, still some issues with residual toxins like arsenic in the drinking water. But those are being dealt with and there is environmentally friendly energy generation going on.

solar panels arensic waterAltogether, the area has changed much to its advantage – you can compare what it looked like before by following the link to wikipedia above.

new landscape bridge

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