Abandoned Mines

April 26, 2016--Colorado senate passes abandoned mines cleanup bill (US)

Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state’s abandoned mines. The Senate approved a bill Monday that allows the department to tackle situations threatening public safety or the environment at nearly any mine site. DNR’s Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety had been limited to si

April 12, 2016--Colorado lawmakers wrestle with old mines polluting streams (Denver Post)

State legislation aimed at helping government deal with inactive mines contaminating waterways advanced Monday, a step toward cleanups at sites that cannot qualify for a federal Superfund designation. the bill backed by Reps. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, and Don Coram, R-Montrose, passed the House on its second reading.

1872 Mining Law Revisited

Although hardrock minerals are valuable natural resources, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 1872 that permits their removal from federal lands is antiquated and according to many needs revision.

September 18, 2009--AP IMPACT: Gov't stands by as mercury taints water (Denver Post)

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people.

Abandoned Mine Land Programs 10th Anniversary Celebration (Silverton, CO)

09/26/2007 8:00 am
09/27/2007 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the BLM and USFS. For more information and/or to register contact Ali Morse at [email protected] or (970) 903-1701.

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