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

Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem: A ...

May 30, 2007 · ABSTRACT. Coal mining authorities of North Eastern Coalfields have been facing serious challenges of reclamation of the mine lands and restoration of natural ecosystem as a result of opencast mining operations on densely forested hills In Assam.

Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection policy ...

Feb 10, 2021 · A coal-mining company with exploration leases in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is trying to figure out how the government’s decision to restore protection of the land will affect its plans.

Coal Mine Reclamation - groundtruthtrekking.org

When mining is completed, coal mines are required to be reclaimed to standards defined by the state and federal government. Reclamation can be a major issue in mine proposal controversies (such as Chuitna), where mine opponents argue that valuable habitat is impossible to reclaim, and mine proponents argue that reclamation will be successful.

Surface coal mine restoration: final report to opencast ...

This guide provides information on recent work to ensure that the development of surface coal mines follows good practice. It follows a 2013 Scottish Government consultation - Opencast Coal Restoration: Effective Regulation and work by the Scottish Opencast Coal Task Force. What this guide is about

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 ...

Billionaire withdraws bid for Kemmerer coal mine

The Kemmerer coal mine has been in operation for decades. It is the largest open pit coal mine in the nation and has an annual output of 5 million tons. Nearly 300 people are employed by the mine. Westmoreland, which now has more than $1.4 billion in debt, bought the Kemmerer mine from Chevron in January 2012. Dalpiaz said he treats negotiating ...

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa ...

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 ...

The Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation

The AML program is funded by a fee placed on coal, currently set at 28 cents per ton for surface-mined coal, and 12 cents per ton for coal mined underground. Our mission is to protect public health, safety, and property from past coal mining and enhance the environment through reclamation and restoration of land and water resources.

Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection ...

7 hours ago · Mining company asking court for injunction against protesting Nunavut hunters. ... Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection policy in Alberta 52 mins ago.

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.

Texas signed off on the restoration of this old mine. Now a ...

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 return land to its prior condition and purpose. In ...

Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook

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

Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned ...

Jan 14, 2021 · Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned Appalachian coal mines By Billy Ludt | January 14, 2021 A coalition of groups in Central Appalachia issued its third annual report highlighting innovative projects that will clean up abandoned coal mine lands and brownfields in six states and give them new life as solar energy sites, recycling ...

Victor Cripple Creek Mine - Western States Reclamation, Inc ...

Mining Land Reclamation & Restoration Powder River Coal Mines Native shrub and grass revegetation using a variety of different methods including hydroseeding, drill, and broadcast seeding on a range of terrains.