State and Tribe Abandoned Mine Land Programs

Since 1977, states have been successful reclaiming and remediating historic abandoned mine lands throughout the country. Even with these successes, thousands of sites remain. Open mine pits and shafts, mine subsidence features from historic underground mining, mine fires, and impacted watersheds all pose public health and safety risks. Our continued efforts will return the lands back to previous use and re-establish appropriate habitat for wildlife.

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