Barriers to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites
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Barriers to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 30, 2006 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

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Written in English


  • Abandoned mines -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Acid mine drainage -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States,
  • Reclamation of land -- United States

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Paginationv, 136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14557871M
ISBN 100160778883
ISBN 109780160778889
LC Control Number2007361421

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The Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (Handbook) is the result of the collective efforts and contributions of a number of individuals. During the earliest days of Handbook development, Mike Bishop of EPA Region 8 lead the effort to develop a Superfund Mine Waste Reference Document for EPA project managers working on mine.   Cleanup at Abandoned Mines: Issues In “Good Samaritan” Legislation Congressional Research Service Summary On August 5, , an accidental spill from the Gold King Mine, a long-abandoned gold mine site in Colorado, released an estimated three million gallons of acid mine drainage (AMD) wastewater into a tributary of the Animas Size: KB. Rehabilitation of abandoned mine lands (AMLs) is a very complex process, which in the end must lead to the much more than the presence of vegetation on the site. Quality and functionality of soil system must be confirmed comparing with similar undisturbed ecosystem, mostly by evaluation of several parameters including microbial activity, plant. Broetzman, Gary, , "Barriers and Incentives to Voluntary Cleanup of Abandoned Hardrock Mine Sites," Colorado Center for Environmental Management for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science and Technology, 29 pp. Lyon, J. S., et al., , "Burden of Gilt," Mineral Policy Center, 68 pp.

  The location of landfills in abandoned mine sites allows, on the one hand, reclaiming abandoned and degraded mines, revitalizing the area with a new activity, and a final disposal site for solid wastes (e.g., ITGE, , Michaud and Bjork, ). The solid waste disposal should occur in an absolutely controlled manner. House Ma Barriers to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites. U.S. House hearing. pages. Excerpts: Mr. DUNCAN. This hearing is on barriers to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites around the Country. Hopefully we will hear about potential ways to encourage volunteers to help clean up these sites.   But mine cleanup is an effort difficult to fund, since many of the coal companies responsible for them are claiming bankruptcy. Inside Energy’s .   The Agreement provides funding and resources for the clean-up of 30 abandoned mine sites in total. Under the agreement, Addendum 1 established the funding and listed the first 13 sites situated in the communities of Cameron and Coalmine Canyon and for one water study to be conducted at the Claim 28 site in the Tachee/Blue Gap.

resulted in a large number of abandoned mine sites. The legacy of orphaned/abandoned mines, with the associated environmental liability, human health concerns and the financial costs of clean up, is a serious issue facing Canada. Abandoned mines exist within all mining jurisdictions in Canada.   New website launched as resource for communities, policy makers, funders and the media. Norton, VA — A coalition of groups in Central Appalachia today issued its second report identifying innovative projects that would clean up abandoned coal mine lands in four states and give them new life as sustainable agriculture businesses, renewable energy sites or other economic . Institutional Barriers. A number of institutional and technological barriers have prevented aggressive efforts to cleanup abandoned mine sites. New awareness of the degree of environmental damage caused by abandoned mines, however, has prompted numerous agencies to move aggressively to overcome these barriers. The Good Samaritan Initiative is an Agency-wide effort to reduce barriers to the cleanup of abandoned (“orphan”) mine sites by non-liable volunteers. According to estimates, there are over half a million orphan mines nationwide, most of which are former hard rock mines located in the western states.