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Greece’s Dirty Secret

THE EU HAS CREATED JOBS IN THE COUNTRY’S COAL MINES, BUT AT SERIOUS COST TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Greece’s Dirty Secret

THE EU HAS CREATED JOBS IN THE COUNTRY’S COAL MINES, BUT AT SERIOUS COST TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Photographs by ANNA PANTELIA
BIRD’SEYE VIEW Years of coal extraction have left areas like Ptolemaida, in northern Greece, unrecognizable. “You feel like you’re no longer on Earth,” says Pantelia. “I couldn’t find anything to make a connection with, to say, ‘Oh, this reminds me of this thing.’ It’s very sad.
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