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DUKE DIGS IN AGAINST MINE PROTESTERS

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The Guardian reports on the latest row over opencast mining(p6). The Duke of Devonshire's decision to mine part of ...
The Guardian reports on the latest row over opencast mining(p6). The Duke of Devonshire's decision to mine part of his lands surrounding Chatsworth Estate, in Derbyshire, has met with fierce opposition from local residents and countryside campaigners.

But it is just one of many projects that have signalled the rise and rise of opencast mining since the pit closure programme.

The Council for the Protection of Rural England says that opencast represents 'one of the most environmentally destructive processes carried out in Britain'. While health ministers, says The Guardian, now accept that the resultant dust can exacerbate respiratory problems.
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