Open Pit Coal Mines To Become Lake District Tourist Paradise

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The berries of the sea buckthorn plant grow in the Welzow open-pit... News PhotoBuckthorn,Business,Coal,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Growth,Horizontal,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Lignite,Pollution,SeaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWELZOW, GERMANY - AUGUST 10: The berries of the sea buckthorn plant grow 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)