[Tagging] Adding man_made=spoil_heap to the Map Features page?

Tod Fitch tod at fitchfamily.org
Wed Jun 3 23:40:12 UTC 2020

> On Jun 3, 2020, at 4:19 PM, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jun 2020 at 23:56, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The one issue is whether it is clearly different than landuse=landfill.
> Different.
> Spoil heaps are, as the Wikipedia article documents, heaps.  Tips.  Piles.
> Piles of non-degradable mining waste.  Rock.  Rubble.  You pile them
> up and that's how they remain (except in the case of disasters, such
> as Aberfan).
> Landfills are (generally) holes in the ground that are filled in and often act as
> bio-reactors to degrade organic material.
> Not the same thing.  Usually.  At least not in the UK.

Not the same thing in the US either.

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