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    Small wetland at the Ruhrbogen

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    A look at the history or the origin of this biotope is particularly interesting Besonders:"... The activities of the Alstaden colliery were concentrated relatively early on at shaft 2/3, as the seams that were worth building were also pending here and the railway connection was in place. From 1936, the new shaft 3 was the production shaft, while shaft 2 became the cableway and material shaft From then on, the production was always around 300,000 t / a. The plant was shut down at the end of 1972. The briquette factory ran out on March 31, 1973. After that, all the plants were demolished and the shafts filled in. The dump in the Ruhraue was replaced It was bought by the city of Oberhausen after its closure and caught fire during exploratory drilling. It ignited fine coal, which was previously dumped as unusable. The smoldering fire lasted for years. To protect the Ruhr, a ring dike was therefore placed around the dump because of harmful substances from precipitation Ultimately, the dump had to be removed because of the smoke gases, and the A3, which ran past the dump, was repeated again and again "fogged". Within eleven years, 3.5 million t of dump material was removed by truck and ship, with one barge burning out. Today there is a wet biotope there. ... "

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    • April 26, 2021

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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