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Garzweiler coal mine: 20 villages swallowed, 6 more are set to disappear

The Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine in western Germany produces 35 million tons of brown coal a year. The mine has swallowed up more than 20 villages in the past 60 years. And the ground under the region still holds valuable reserves.