YK ENERGY IS AN EXAMPLE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MINING
General Director of YK Energy M.Serhat Dinç spoke to TRT Haber. In his statement here, Dinç gave information about the projects to restore the Yeniköy Kemerköy Thermal Power Plants to nature carried out at the mining sites.
Yenikoy Kemerkoy Electric Power Generation and Trade INC. General Manager Mesut Serhat Dinç said, "You see an example of friendly mining that is compatible with the environment here. We are doing reforestation works in the areas that we have closed after mining and using the mine,”he said. The lands used for mining activities in the Milas basin, where thousands of tons of coal are extracted every year, are not abandoned to their fate,”he said. Dinç said, "When the activity here was completed, our state planted 7,200 olive trees here in order to restore the land. In order to maintain this precious state tradition, we stand by our promise to restore the forest area to the forest and the agricultural area to agriculture in order to restore the mining areas that we will leave to their former forms. The fact that we have 22,100 olive trees on our fields and about 420 thousand trees in total is the most visible proof of this and this process will continue with the new green areas we have gained,”he said. Yesilmaz
In order to generate electricity using domestic lignite coal in the Milas district of Mugla, the foundry sites and abandoned excavation areas of two power plants commissioned in 1987 and 1995, respectively, are being greened. The quality of olive oils obtained from 22,100 olive trees planted in the region attracts attention.
Thanks to olive trees, additional employment is created both in the region and contributes to the recognition of Milas olive october in the world. 40 Tons of olives are harvested annually from olive groves located on mining sites. 8 Tons of quality olive oil are extracted from the olives collected. It is stated that the project will continue until 2038, when the mine's operation process will be completed.