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Mine Reclamation

Somerset County Pennsylvania This was once the opening for the Orenda Mine. Now with the reclamation complete its soon to be just another green field.....Enj...

Ecological Restoration of Coal Mine Degraded Lands ...

 · 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 ...

Jenise Bauman | Huxley College of the Environment ...

Dr. Bauman is initiating projects that are focused on the restoration of coal mine landscapes in the Appalachian forests, the recovery of riparian forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the reconstruction of estuaries in urban areas of the Western Washington peninsulas.

Assessing the naturalness of a restored coal mine area on ...

 · Experiments were performed from July to September 2015. For this, five plots, representing five different restoration starting time points, were established, located in the following areas of the former coal mine: Dao-suan-gou dump (P 20a), East dump (P 15a), North dump (P 10a), Internal dump (P 05a), and Dong-yan-bang dump (P 00a).

Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation

The Office of Surface Mining provides oversight to the Office of AML&R. Learn more about the history of the Abandoned Mine Lands program. Inception and Mission. 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.

Coal Mine Reclamation Practice Effects on Emerging Plant ...

This project will investigate coal mine reclamation practices for their effects on indicators of forest ecosystem restoration success by assessing the emerging plant communities.Soil grading and seeding practices are known to influence forest ecosystem re-establishmenton Appalachian surface coal mines, but much remains to be learned about these ...

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 · About Us. Mine Restoration Investments ("MRI") is a Next Generation Mining Investment Company, fully committed to genuine broad-based black economic empowerment ("BBBEE"). MRI invests in mining resources that promote a developmental, inclusive and participative economic ecosystem for the broader society.

Coal Mine Reclamation Practice Effects on Indicators of ...

Influence of herbaceous ground cover on forest restoration of eastern US coal surface mines. New Forests DOI 10.1007/s11056-012-9342-8. Zipper C.E., J.A. Burger, D.M. Evans, P. Donovan. 2012. Young forest composition and growth on a reclaimed Appalachian coal surface mine after nine years. P.557-585, in: Proceedings, American Society of Mining ...

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

 · A. This report compiles the work of the Opencast Coal Task Force Compliance and Finance sub-groups; set up during 2014 to implement change and consider the outcome of a public consultation on Opencast Coal Restoration: Better Regulation. A summary of the consultation''s main findings is in Annex C. The outcomes and recommendations in the report ...

Usibelli Coal Mine

Founded in 1943, Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) has grown to become the largest coal mining operation in Alaska utilizing the most modern mining equipment and state-of-the-art engineering to supply coal to six Alaska power plants and export coal to Chile, South Korea and several other Pacific Rim destinations. UCM sponsors many community events and activities, and through The Usibelli Foundation ...

Abandoned Mine Reclamation Extension ...

 · Thompson said, "Coal powered the United States'' rise to a global superpower, fueled victory in two World Wars and brought our nation into the modern area. Despite considerable progress on environmental restoration, the need to clear up abandoned coal mines remains."

Reforesting Ohio Using a Historical Legend: Blight ...

as a coal mine restoration tree Reforesting Ohio Using a Historical Legend: FIGURE 1. Historic photograph of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) in Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. (Supplied by the Forest History Society, Durham, North Carolina.)

Texas Signed off on the Restoration of This Old Coal Mine ...

 · Alcoa''s Sandow Mine There are 29 permitted lignite strip mines in Texas (lignite is a low-grade form of coal). Companies have ceased operations at some …

The Forestry Reclamation Approach: guide to successful ...

promote forest reclamation and restoration on active and abandoned mine lands in the eastern United States. Since the passage of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) in 1977 (Public Law 95-87, 30 U.S.C. 1201 and following), through 2015, more than 2.4 million acres of land were mined for coal in the Appalachian region.

Coal Mine Reclamation | Soil and Landscape Rehabilitation

Coal mining in the central Appalachians disturbs the natural landscape in a number of ways: First of all, there is the direct disturbance of lands that lie above the coal seams that must be reclaimed via landform and soil reconstruction followed by revegetation.Secondly, the coal that is mined usually contains large amounts of ash-forming and…

Being realistic about coal mine rehabilitation in ...

 · Coal surface mining, where miners remove all vegetation, soil and underlying rock across dozens or hundreds of hectares, is particularly destructive and requires intensive restoration …

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT NO ...

project specifications for . public works project no. del1915208005/e008-200 . abandoned coal mine restoration . site 510 (bucktown highwall) sullivan county, indiana

Coal Mine Land Restoration in the Face of Climate Change ...

Coal mining can negatively impact or alter an environment in multiple ways – ... The goal was to outline policies for mountaintop removal coal mine restoration that would mitigate some of the impacts caused by pre-regulation mine sites. Three principal areas of concern were land instability, water quality, and streambank sedimentation (Zipper

Experiments on Ecological Restoration of Coal Mine Spoil ...

Experiments on Ecological Restoration of Coal Mine Spoil using Native Trees in a Dry Tropical Environment, India: A Synthesis DOI: 10.1007/s11056-004-6795-4 Article can be accessed at this link from New Forests via subscription or purchase

Soil Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Land by …

Ecological restoration and mine reclamation have become important parts of the sustainable development strategy in many countries. Good planning and environmental management will minimize the impacts of mining on the environment and will help in preserving eco-diversity. This article assesses the deterioration of chemical, physical and

ABANDONED COAL MINE RESTORATION

abandoned coal mine restoration northern maintenance various sites contract del1815208566/e009-228 clay, greene, sullivan, parke, owen, vermillion, and vigo counties scope of work includes: ditch construction seep drain construction subsidence fill various counties certified by: engineering supervisor date approved by: director, division of ...

Monongahela National Forest: Lambert Restoration Project ...

 · The Lambert Run Strip abandoned coal mine lands were mined in the 1970s and bought by the U.S. Forest Service in the 1980s as a portion of the 40,745-acre Mower Tract acquisition. Rehabilitation efforts in the 1970s consisted of reshaping the mined areas to a more stable condition and planting species, mostly nonnative, for erosion control.

Restoration of Mined Areas | Ecological Restoration

ADVERTISEMENTS: This article provides an overview on the restoration of mined areas. Ecosystem destruction by mining for coal, quarrying for minerals, and other processes to meet demands of industries, is an inevitable part of civilization. All over the world, mining sector is crucial in the development and economic prosperity. In India, mining is an important […]

Monitoring ecosystem restoration of multiple surface coal ...

 · The restoration effects of 46 surface coal mine sites located in the ecologically fragile north‐western region of China from 2000 to 2019 were assessed based on 3,675 Landsat images from the Google Earth Engine. The results showed that the MLRI was effective at identifying restoration areas and processes, and this effectiveness was validated ...

Texas signed off on the restoration of this old coal mine ...

 · Texas signed off on the restoration of this old coal mine. Now a leaky landfill is contaminating groundwater. The Alcoa power plant near Rockdale on August 1, 2019.

Abandoned Mine Lands – Alaska Division of Mining, Land ...

Restoration of eligible lands and waters and the environment previously degraded by adverse effects of past coal mining practices, including measures for the conservation and development for soil, water (excluding channelization), woodland, fish and wildlife, recreation resources, and agricultural productivity.

Eco-restoration of a high-sulphur coal mine overburden ...

 · Eco-restoration of mine overburden (OB) or abandoned mine sites is a major environmental concern. In the present investigation, an integrated approach was used to rejuvenate a high-sulphur mine OB dumping site in the Tirap Collieries, Assam, India, which is situated in the Indo-Burma mega-biodiversity hotspot. A mine OB is devoid of true soil character with poor macro and …

Wangaloa coal mine restoration (closed mine), Mine ...

Coal mine restoration projects increase public perception of mining companies, increase rehabilitation standards across the industry (thus decreasing opposition to future mining projects), and produce models, techniques and solutions that may be employed in other mine restoration efforts. New Zealand has relatively few examples of completed ...

Coal Mining & Land Reclamation | Reading Anthracite

The reclaimed land becomes productive, attractive, and useful, representing Reading Anthracite Company''s continuing commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. The most recent example of a reclaimed mine site in Coal Creek Commerce Center, a thriving retail development project located in St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Land Restoration a Natural Part of the Mining Process for ...

 · September 1, 2016. Peabody, like many responsible coal producers, views land restoration as an essential part of the mining process, restoring high-value lands for rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forest, prime farmland and wetlands. Over the past decade, Peabody has spent $185 million to restore approximately 48,000 acres of land.

Mine Land Reclamation in Action

Mine Land Reclamation in Action. Two centuries of US coal mining occurred before the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977. Land that was once considered dangerous and unwelcoming is finding new purpose through innovative reclamation projects. Reclaiming a Company Town Project in Mather, PA.

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Evaluation of the ecological restoration of a coal mine ...

ABANDONED COAL MINE RESTORATION LINTON NO. 1 …

ABANDONED COAL MINE RESTORATION LINTON NO. 1 SITE 345 CONTRACT DEL1915208023/E008-185 GREENE COUNTY APPROVED FOR LETTING: DIVISION OF RECLAMATION DATE Clear and grub, construct wetlands, and revegetate all disturbed areas. SCALE SITE SHEET PROJECT AS NOTED E008-185 1 OF 8 345 GENERAL NOTES Plans developed from …

Reclamation of Coal Mining Operations: Select Issues and ...

 · Coal Mining and Reclamation: Issues and Legislation Congressional Research Service 3 Regulatory Framework Title V of SMCRA authorized federal requirements for the siting, general operations, and reclamation of coal mining sites on federal, nonfederal, and tribal lands in …

Reclaiming Polluted Mine Land

While coal mining was a backbone of the Commonwealth''s economy, it also laid bare large tracts of mountain forests and left a legacy of pollution. According to a recent report by DEP, 5,559 miles of Pennsylvania''s rivers and streams are impaired by abandoned mine runoff.

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program. The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program uses fees paid by present-day coal mining companies to reclaim coal mines abandoned before 1977. This makes these areas safer for people and the environment. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977, as amended, created this program.

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

 · Surface coal mine restoration: final report to opencast coal task force. Published: 17 Nov 2015. Directorate: Energy and Climate Change Directorate. Part of: Energy, Environment and climate change. ISBN: 9781785448355. Final report on regulation by Scottish Opencast Coal Task Force''s compliance and finance subgroups.

epcamr

Formed in 1995 by concerned conservation districts, EPCAMR represents a coalition of watershed organizations and reclamation partners. 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 ...

Coal Mine Reclamation

 · Some coal deposits, such as at the proposed Chuitna Mine, occur beneath wetlands and streams.Dr. Margaret Palmer at the University of Maryland has written a report highlighting the potential difficulties in restoration of these areas.. Most stream restoration science deals with the modification of existing channels - the science of recreating a mined-through stream from scratch is untested.

Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests ...

 · 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 ia before ...

Coal mine reclamation

 · 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 …

(PDF) Restoration of a coal-mine overburden dump

For the restoration of a coal-mine overburden dump, five tree species viz Delbergia sisoo, Azadirachta indica, Albizia procera, Delonix regia and Acacia nilotica were seeded to evaluate their ...

An application of the plant functional group concept to ...

 · Introduction. The scale of human activities on the earth has resulted in most ecosystems being disturbed in some way (Ehrlich 1993).One of the main human activities which has directly altered land cover across Europe is the mining industry (Bradshaw 1992).The main impact of this activity is the inevitable creation of post-industrial waste sites such as spoil heaps associated with hard coal mining.