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A slow-moving landslide, located on Rattlesnake Ridge beyond Union Gap, Wash, will be monitored by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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More than 3,000 quarries have ripped apart the mountains and destroyed the natural habitat of Lebanon.

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Although an old limestone quarry in the Berkshires of Massachusetts was closed, it is still being used for a completely different purpose. It was converted to a luxurious swimming pool!

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A study has shown that 20-30 people are killed in abandoned mines and quarries. These individuals typically are just uninvited guests and not professionals. The leading cause of death is by drowning, and the second most common cause of death is by individuals that decide to visit quarries with ATVs. Falls and asphyxiation are also common. More information is available in the links below, but the bottom line is: An abandoned quarry and mine is not a safe place to visit!

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