abandoned mine


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abandoned mine

[ə′ban·dənd ′mīn]
(mining engineering)
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Running into a hazardous abandoned mine structure when planning a new highway alignment in a western State may not occur as often as it does in eastern States, but it could turn into a big change order if a subsurface void is not detected until the project is under construction.
Driven from caves due to increased human intrusion and disturbance, some bat populations have come to rely on abandoned mines for nursery and hibernation sites.
Those projects include addressing pollution and safety hazards caused by abandoned mines.
According to Bureau of Land Management research, more than 47,000 abandoned mine shafts - remnants of the 1849 gold rush - remain in California.
Although Pennsylvania leads the nation in developing and implementing new strategies to clean up abandoned mine lands, the enormity of the problem is staggering.
In Pennsylvania alone, more than 4,600 miles of streams and rivers are biologically dead as pollution continues to spread from abandoned mines, and many communities are trapped in poverty because their water supplies are so badly contaminated.
This initiative, which combines remediating abandoned mine water with responsible extraction of our natural gas resources, is a win for our environment and our economy.
I'm glad that this government, is leading the way in Canada when it comes to addressing physical hazards and environmental contamination at former mine sites (on Crown land); But 'the province's $27-million Abandoned Mine Rehabilitation program is just a down payment.
House of Representatives' passage of HR 5970, incorporating legislation guaranteeing money to clean up hazardous and unsightly abandoned mine land (AML), Pennsylvania AML Campaign Chair R.
Contract Awarded for implementing the Salem Church abandoned mine reclamation project
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award for the Dents Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project in Benezette Township, Elk County.
Geothermal energy proved to be a successful venture in Nova Scotia, where one community built an industrial park, which used water from an abandoned mine, adds Jensen.