abandoned mine

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abandoned mine

[ə′ban·dənd ′mīn]
(mining engineering)
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A huge driving-wheel and a shaft half-filled with rubbish showed the position of an abandoned mine.
Twenty-seven people have died trespassing in abandoned mines and quarries in 18 different counties in the commonwealth since January 2000.
At Governor Rendell's direction, we are seeking innovative ways to repair the damage left by the unregulated mining practices of the past and to turn these dangerous, abandoned mines into opportunities for community growth.
Each year, a number of Pennsylvanians are injured or killed while trespassing on abandoned mines and quarries," DEP Secretary Kathleen A.
These programs finance projects that clean up rivers and streams, take on serious environmental problems at abandoned mines and contaminated industrial sites, enhance local recreational needs and improve quality of life in communities across the commonwealth.
Twenty-six people have died trespassing in abandoned mines and quarries in Pennsylvania since 2000, including two young men who drowned when their vehicles went through the ice in the Mile Pit.
Congress to extend the federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program until the job of cleaning up streams and water supplies polluted by abandoned mines is finished.
Working in partnership, it s a great example of undertaking research to resolve a real world problem pollution from abandoned mines.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--all federal agencies that share responsibility for mine cleanups in the United States--do not know how many abandoned mines there are in this country.
The Government Accountability Office recently estimated there are more than 161,000 abandoned mines throughout the West.
As part of the European Horizon 2020 programme, the 42-month project will produce a "downsized" robot prototype which is capable of being launched into under-exploited or abandoned mines which are ooded, to continue the mining of minerals.
However, the problem has since been addressed under a Ministry of Northern Development and Mines policy dealing with abandoned mines.