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Abandoned Coal-mined Lands. Nature, Extent, and Cost of Reclamation.

Authors
Johnson-W; Miller-GC
Source
NTIS: PB 299 535 :29 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007575
Abstract
During the past 10 years, federal and state regulatory requirements have substantially reduced the environmental, social, and economic impacts of mining activities. Continued attempts to strengthen these requirements should assure the restoration of areas affected by present and future mining and mineral processing. Simultaneously, improvements in mining technology are providing more efficient means of integrating reclamation into the mining cycle and are permitting the recovery of less accessible deposits, thus offering economic incentives to remine and reclaim abandoned areas. While reclamation of abandoned mined lands has been accomplished through limited federal and state programs as well as through natural processes, much remains to be done. This Bureau of Mines report estimates the extent of abandoned coal-mined lands, focusing on problems emanating from such lands, and examining their magnitude, methods and costs of rehabilitation, and reclamation efforts presently being expended by federal and state government agencies and the mining industry. Reclamation cost data are current as of 1978.
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
IH;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB-299535
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
SP 6-79
Source Name
NTIS: PB 299 535
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