Open Pit Coal Mines To Become Lake District Tourist Paradise

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Shrubs are in an oasis in a lignite coal mine at dusk in the Welzow... News PhotoBush,Business,Coal,Dusk,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Horizontal,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Lignite,PollutionPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWELZOW, GERMANY - AUGUST 10: Shrubs are in an oasis in a lignite coal mine at dusk in the Welzow open-pit lignite coal mine on August 10, 2013 near Welzow, Germany. The mine, operated by Vattenfall, is one of several in the immediate area that feed a nearby power plant with coal. In a development project initiated by state government, other nearby former open-pit mines have been turned into lakes in a rejuvenation effort that is also intended to make the area a viable tourist destination. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)