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Peat Bogs

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What type of Resource is Peat?   Non Renewable  
2 types of bogs   Raised and Blanket  
Raised Bog   Flat and deep bogs  
Blanket Bogs   Thin and uneven bogs  
4 steps to extracting peat   1.Prepare peat 2.Harvest peat 3.Transport peat 4.Sell peat  
Preparing Bog   Ditcher drains water from bog and Grader levels it.  
Harvesting Bog   Miller cuts peat off surface and break it into tiny pieces. These are left to dry, then gathered into ridges  
Transporting Peat   Each Bord na Mona bog has its own railway line with special turf trains to carry peat away.  
Bord na Mona   Set up by Irish government to develop peat industry.  


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