Open-cast lignite mine

Photo reportage for the international news agency Bloomberg about Garzweiler. The open pit mining covers an area of 30 square kilometers and has a depth of 185 meters.

Photo reportage for the international news agency Bloomberg about Garzweiler. The open pit mining covers an area of 30 square kilometers and has a depth of 185 meters.

A cyclist stands beside his bicycle beside the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

A cyclist stands beside his bicycle beside the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany.

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

Lights illuminate giant excavators as they operate at dusk at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany.

Lights illuminate giant excavators as they operate at dusk at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, as chimneys emit vapor at a power plant beyond in Garzweiler, Germany

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, as chimneys emit vapor at a power plant beyond in Garzweiler, Germany

A giant excavator operates beyond agricultural land at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany.

A giant excavator operates beyond agricultural land at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany,

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

A giant excavator operates at the Garzweiler open cast lignite mine, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

Chimneys emit vapor into the night sky at the Garzweiler lignite power plant, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany

Chimneys emit vapor into the night sky at the Garzweiler lignite power plant, operated by RWE AG, in Garzweiler, Germany


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