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Oct 30, 2019· The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, the federal law that regulates restoration at mines sites, says that companies should aim to

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Coal Mining & Land Reclamation Reading Anthracite

Coal Mining & Land Reclamation. Surface Mining & Land Restoration. Clean Coal The Clear Future. At the Reading Anthracite Company, reclamation plans are developed in conjunction with detailed engineering during the initial planning stages.

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Coal mine reclamation SourceWatch

Jan 15, 2020· This page was last edited on 15 January 2020, at 14:33. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).

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Coal mine reclamation Global Energy Monitor

Dec 25, 2019· Coal mine reclamation is the rehabilitation of land after coal mining operations have stopped. It is a requirement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.. As mining operations cease bulldozers and scrapers are used to reshape the disturbed area. Reclamation should allow for the area to be resistant to soil erosion and, based on the soil requirements, fertilized

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

Thus, mining and restoration can be completed continuously and progressively throughout the life of a mine. The costs associated with these restoration activities can be substantial: One estimate suggests US$1.5 million per mine, although varied mine sizes, regulatory regimes, or the presence of legacy reclamation costs could result in wide

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Kayenta Coal Mine Western States Reclamation, Inc. (WSRI)

Kayenta Coal Mine WSRI has maintained a field office employing 12 to 14 Native Americans at the Black Mesa Coal Mine for over 10 years. This crew handles many restoration projects on the mine, including the annual revegetation of 400 to 600 acres, fence installation, planting, transplanting, waterline installation, and stream channel restoration.

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Scottish coal mines restored Mining Magazine

In September 2018, Banks Mining completed the restoration of Ponesk and Spireslack, two of Scotland’s largest abandoned surface coal mines Banks Mining has completed the challenging restoration, working on behalf of East Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Mines Restoration Trust

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Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests

Dec 14, 2017· Restoration of the former mine site on Cheat Mountain is the centerpiece of a huge ecological challenge — healing the largest swath of rare red spruce-dominant forest remaining in Appalachia. The 40,000-plus acres of the Mower Tract are most of what’s left of the at least 500,000 acres that scientists estimate covered West Virginia before

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Home Mine Restoration Investments

The Mine Restoration Investment Group (“MRI”) has historically been an environmental services company which focussed on the abatement of environmental impacts of the mining industry, whilst striving to deliver sustainable returns to its shareholders. Coal fines have traditionally been an unwanted by‐product in the coal mining industry

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

Thus, mining and restoration can be completed continuously and progressively throughout the life of a mine. The costs associated with these restoration activities can be substantial: One estimate suggests US$1.5 million per mine, although varied mine

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Ecological Restoration of Coal Mine Degraded Lands

Jan 01, 2019· Ecological restoration of coal mine degraded land is vital to offset the negative impacts of land use changes. Mining has severely altered site characteristics, leading to a loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and land degradation. On the other hand, ecological restoration can recuperate mine soil quality, establish a plant–soil relation

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State move to restore ecology damaged by coal mining The

Dec 05, 2020· The other areas where the MERPF will be utilised include the restoration of ecology damaged by coal mining, tree plantation, closure of abandoned mines by controlled blasting and reclamation of the area, drinking water supplies, public awareness, restoration of water quality, closure and sealing of old mines shaves having opened into rivers and

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Coal mine reclamation Global Energy Monitor

Dec 25, 2019· Coal mine reclamation is the rehabilitation of land after coal mining operations have stopped. It is a requirement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.. As mining operations cease bulldozers and scrapers are used to reshape the disturbed area. Reclamation should allow for the area to be resistant to soil erosion and, based on the soil requirements, fertilized

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Kayenta Coal Mine Western States Reclamation, Inc. (WSRI)

Kayenta Coal Mine WSRI has maintained a field office employing 12 to 14 Native Americans at the Black Mesa Coal Mine for over 10 years. This crew handles many restoration projects on the mine, including the annual revegetation of 400 to 600 acres, fence installation, planting, transplanting, waterline installation, and stream channel restoration.

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Restoration of mined lands—using natural processes

Aug 01, 1997· This aspect of mine restoration will not be covered in the present discussion. The crucial point that does need consideration is that on mine workings, even if appropriate species occur naturally, or are introduced, there is commonly very little growth, or even no growth at all, due to the presence of inhibitory factors.

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Mine Site Reclamation Alaska Business Magazine

Aug 20, 2018· A 1983 broad survey of Alaska’s coal and non-coal abandoned historic mines inventoried 340 sites, but to-date the non-coal inventory remains incomplete for state, private, and Alaska Native lands. In response to the number of abandoned mines, the Alaska Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act was approved in May 1983.

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Abandoned Mine Lands: Revitalization and Reuse US EPA

A Breath of Fresh Air for America’s Abandoned Mine Lands: Alternative Energy Provides a Second Wind (PDF) (30 pp, 2.2 MB): A report covering the development of wind energy at former mining sites, including case studies on wind farms that have been developed on former hardrock and coal mines.

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SMRT Scottish Mines Restoration Trust

Latest News. 23.10.2018. Work to restore the former opencast coal site at Mainshill is entering a new phase, thanks to a partnership between Mines Restoration Limited (MRL), South Lanarkshire Council and Hall Construction Services.

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epcamr.org Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands through

Members range from individuals, to the active anthracite mining industry and co-generation power plants, to non-profit organizations, 16 county conservation districts and other organizations in the anthracite and bituminous coal region of eastern Pennsylvania that are involved with abandoned mine

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Coal Mine Reclamation in Montana YouTube

Curious about Coal Mine Reclamation in Montana?Julian Calabrese, Jeni Flatow, John North, Chris Yde, and Tom Livers from Montana DEQ offer insight into how w...

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Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in

Mar 19, 2018· Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment, to human health and to agriculture. As a result, the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration, yielding a suite of techniques including physical, chemical, biological (also known as phytoremediation) and

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EMISSIONS: Red spruce sprout atop coal mines that helped

Both mine land reforestation and red spruce restoration efforts have been ongoing for around two decades. But they may have new relevance at a time when Central Appalachia is in the national

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