Rehabilitating land after mining ends

Updated December 17 2015 - 4:14pm, first published January 8 2014 - 4:00am
The size of the open-cut mine never changes, always remaining at 350ha. As the mine expands from the front, the soil is used to fill it in from behind.
The size of the open-cut mine never changes, always remaining at 350ha. As the mine expands from the front, the soil is used to fill it in from behind.

IT'S a question many landholders ask, what sort of damage will open-cut coal mining leave behind?

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