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Reclamation in Mining
 
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See how DMME works with mining companies to ensure the land and the environment are returned to what they were, or better, before mining began. This video was produced on an Alpha Natural Resource's former coal surface mine site that has been recognized nationally for reclamation.
Views: 11149 VA DMME
Digging in to Save the Earth – Mine Reclamation
 
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By Andrea Hanson Winner, Best Picture, Best Actress, 2016 Laurentian University Eagle Awards (VLWL) Subarctic regions are recognized as one of the largest remaining pristine ecosystems in the world. They have been subject to increasing pressure from mining activities as demands for resources grow. The remote location of these new mining developments pose a challenge for both development and reclamation efforts. In regards to mine reclamation, there is often a shortage of material available to be re-used to create cover soils post closure. Also, it is not ideal to transport external materials to create these cover soils. Therefore, it is important for these developments to explore how they can efficiently use material readily available to them create effective cover soils during the mine reclamation process. Andrea Hanson, a graduate student at Laurentian University, is examining how mines in northern regions can use mineral and organic substrates readily available - including their mining by-products - to create a cover soil with suitable conditions for vegetation establishment during mine reclamation. Her team's research is specifically focused on the reclamation of diamond mine waste at the De Beers Victor Diamond Mine in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario’s Far North. By determining the most suitable conditions for vegetation establishment, they will provide insight into the challenges associated with re-vegetation of subarctic environments, and provide the Victor Mine with suggestions for a reclamation protocol upon closure. Achieving sustainability for resource exploitation in the subarctic requires a greater understanding of ecosystem processes and rehabilitation potential of these regions.
Views: 3796 Science Communication
Kinross Gold's commitment to restoring land after mining
 
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Learn how Kinross is committed to environmental stewardship, by planning land restoration programs before an ounce of gold is mined.
Views: 2018 KinrossGold
Mine Reclamation
 
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2014 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Presentation Video
 
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2014 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Presentation Video
Views: 2197 OSMRE
Mining and Reclamation Process
 
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See how Chaney Enterprises selects, mines and reclaims a mine site.
Views: 4375 Chaney Enterprises
Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
 
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Twitter @juangangel The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes, ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. Nuss and Eckelman (2014) provide an overview of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts of metals production associated with 62 metals in year 2008. Erosion of exposed hillsides, mine dumps, tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages, creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas, a prime example being the giant Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats, and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. The implantation of a mine is a major habitat modification, and smaller perturbations occurs on an larger scale than exploitation site, mine-waste residuals contamination of the environment for example. Adverse effects can be observed long after the end of the mine activity. Destruction or drastic modification of the original site and anthropogenic substances release can have majors impact on biodiversity in the area. Destruction of the habitat is the main component of biodiversity losses, but direct poisoning caused by mine extracted material, and indirect poisoning through food and water can also affects animals, vegetals and microorganisms. Habitat modification such as pH and temperature modification disturb communities in the area. Endemics species are especially sensitive, since they need really specific environmental conditions. Destruction or slight modification of their habitat put them at the risk of extinction. Habitats can be damaged when there is no enough terrestrial as well by non-chemicals products, such as large rocks from the mines that are discarded in the surrounding landscape with no concern for impacts on natural habitat. Concentration of heavy metals are known to decrease with distance from the mine, and effects on biodiveristy follow the same pattern. Impacts can vary a lot depending on mobility and bioavailability of the contaminant : less mobile molecules will stay inert in the environment while highly mobile molecules will easily move into another compartment or be taken up by organisms. For example, speciation of metals in sediments could modify their bioavailability, and thus their toxicity for aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation plays an important role in polluted habitats : mining impacts on biodiversity should be, assuming that concentration levels are not high enough to directly kill exposed organisms, greater on the species on top of the food chain because of this phenomenon. Adverse mining effects on biodiversity depends on a great extend on the nature of the contaminant, the level of concentration at which it can be found in the environment, and on the nature of the ecosystem itself. Some species are really resistant to anthropogenic disturbances, while some other will completely disappear from the contaminated zone. Time alone does not seem to allow the habitat to recover completely from the contamination. Remediation takes time, and in most of the cases will not enable the recovery of the diversity present before the mining activity. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining Juan Gonzalo Angel www.tvagro.tv
Views: 3595 TvAgro
Coal Mine Reclamation in Montana
 
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Curious about Coal Mine Reclamation in Montana? Julian Calabrese, Jeni Flatow, John North, Chris Yde, and Tom Livers from Montana DEQ offer insight into how we work with Coal Companies to accomplish this important environmental work.
Coal-mined areas are being restored to better than before mining says OSMRE
 
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The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement says in a 1996 video many the restored areas being more productive than those areas were prior to being mined. For more about OSM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uq7YI8AHnQ To see the full 1969 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaUPOITVzaY This is how OSM is really getting coal mined aread reclaimed: OSM began administering a federal program in Tennessee on 10/1/1984, as a result of the state revoking its primacy program that OSM had approved in 1982. OSM Knoxfille Field Office (KFO) 2010 report, covering Fiscal Year 2010 -- 10/2009 to 9/2010 (Except from pages 9-10) Abandoned Sites in Tennessee and Georgia are required to be inspected by KFO on a site specific inspection frequency inaccordance with the criteria and determination established in 30 C. F. R. 842.11 (e) and (f) (the abandoned rule). These sites have had some reclamation, but it is insufficient to satisfy the regulatory requirements for complete reclamation. The vast marjority of these sites have inspection frequencies of one complete inspection per calendar year. Due to a shortage of field inspectors [11], the KFO has found it necessary to prioritize its workload to ensure that sites with the greatest potential for adverse impacts (active sites) receive adequate inspections. The majority of abandoned sites have existed for greater than 20 years and have healed to a large extent with naturaly occurring vegetation and become stablized. Due to this workload and the resulting prioritization, KFO was unable to inspect a majority of abandoned site in FY2010. Eight complete inspections and one partial inspection were conducted of the 168 abandoned sites during FY 2010. During FY 2010 KFO conducted evaluations of thirty three permanent program bond forfeited sites to determine if natural vegetation processes had stablized these disturbances to meet the intent of SMCRA and to allow the removal of the sites from the inspectable units list (IUL). Thirteen of these sites were subsequently removed from the IUL because the disturbances were adequately stablized to met the intent of SMCRA. The remaining twenty sites were found to have deficiencies which prevented removal from the IUL. Evaluations of these sites included recommendations for corrective work to move these sites towards complete reclamation and removal from the IUL. (From Table 2, Inspectable Units, page 36) There are 300 inspectable units in Tennessee. (Each permit is an inspectable unit.) Of those, 121 are interim program (permits issued before the approval of the Tennesse state reguatory program effective August 10, 1982) and 179 are permanent program (permits issued after that date). There are 118 units that are active or in temporary cessation of mining; 168 (117 interim program and 51 permanent program). Only 14 of the 300 units have been fully reclaimed and are awaiting completion of the five-year vegetation success period. The total acreage under permit is 318,300 acres with permanent program permits being 282,000 acres of that total. ---- http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/walk-away-reclamation (Excerpts) Of the 7,193 since 1980, most of the bond forfietures occurred in the 1980s (60%) and 1990s (31%); since 2005 there have been 203 forfeitures (3%) in 7 states -- IL(5), IN(4), KY(29), MD(12), PA(82), TN(11) and WV(60). Three states together have 70% of all the bond forfeitures occurring since 1980 -- KY (2,924 ),PA (1,020) and WV (1,117). Six other states account for another 26% -- AL(646), IN (215), OH (313), OK (178), TN (255) and VA (252). The remaining ones are in thirteen states. === On the OSM maintained Inspectable Units List for the Alabama state administered regulatory program there are 242 Inspectable Units which includes 48 Bond Forfeitures -- 20% of the total units -- many of which had permit expiration dates that were decades ago, even back 1984. The total permitted acreage of these Bond Forfeitures is 10,749 acres which is nearly 17 square miles. (10 or more those 48 Bond Forfeitures seem to have occurred after 2001.) http://www.osmre.gov/Reports/EvalInfo/2009/AL09-aml-reg.pdf - Alabama's inspectable units as of June 30, 2009, totaled 214, which includes 41 bond forfeitures; 4,910 arces were newly bonded and 440 acres were newly forfeited -- a ratio of one acre being forfeited for every 11 acres being bonded. From 1983 through 2008, bond forfeitures occurred on 15,034 of the 129,922 acres that had been permitted -- a permittee failure to perform reclamation rate of nearly 12 percent. http://www.osmre.gov/Reports/EvalInfo/2008/AL08-aml-reg.pdf - Alabama's inspectable units as of June 30, 2008, totaled 214, which includes 42 bond forfeitures; 3,618 arces were newly bonded and 726 acres were newly forfeited -- a ratio of one acre being forfeited for every 5 acres being bonded.
Views: 457 rhmooney3
Mine Reclamation
 
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Mining has shaped this corner of Alaska since before it was a national park. Scientists and contractors are now working to reclaim and stabilize many old and abandoned mine sites. (Dedicated in memory of Phil Brease.) (Open Captions. Running Time 03:59)
Views: 8487 DenaliNPS
Life After Mining: Farmland
 
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What happens to land after it is mined for coal? Well, at the Rosebud Coal Mine near Colstrip, MT the answer is reclamation. After mining is completed the land is restored and converted back into either its natural state, or highly productive cropland just like the land featured in this video. The reclamation practices being implemented at the Rosebud Coal Mine are living proof that mining CAN be done responsibly. The crop featured here is called Sainfoin. In our newest video "Life After Mining: Farmland," we learn more about it and the people who are growing it in the middle of the Rosebud Mine area. Please SHARE this video with your friends to let them know that there IS life after mining!
Views: 466 Colstrip United
Dry Site Mine Reclamation:  A Progress Report
 
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1993. Reclamation techniques used by mining companies on waste rock and exploratory roads on a low rainfall site in Nevada. Mining area shown is on the Toiyabe National Forest. Includes follow-up footage five years after the initial study was conducted. Lists recommended plant species for reclaiming sites with rainfall less than 10 inches.
Views: 2376 Forest Service
Reclaiming the Land
 
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In this video produced by Minnkota Power Cooperative, you'll see how land is reclaimed after the coal mining process.
Views: 297 NDaREC
Regulating coal mining and reclamation in the U.S. - SMCRA and OSMRE
 
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OSMRE (Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement) - http://www.osmre.gov - was established under The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 - http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/30/25 This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaUPOI... (23 minutes) A Page In Time - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 1996 - Publication VID-009 - A video describing how the Surface Mining Law is implemented. === Optimism on Strip-Mine Law On the first anniversary of the Federal strip-mining law, there is hope that voluntary commitments by the top coal companies will help set the pace for compliance with the controversial environmental legislation. By Ben A. Franklin, Special to The New York Times, August 5, 1978 (Excerpts) But the conviction is growing that the bitterly controversial strip-mining law enacted a year ago to regulate how the earth is torn up and replaced to minimize environmental disruption stands a fair chance of working. In the agency assigned to administer the law, the Interior Department's new Office of Surface Mining, the reasons cited include the voluntary commitment of top executives of two big Appalachian strippers, the Pittson Company and the Falcon Coal Company, to work toward a pace-setting model of compliance in the Eastern mountain region where the enforcement problems of the office are the fiercest. Although the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, one of the decades's major environmental measures, became law August 3, 1977, and became effective last May, the surface-mining office was held to bare skeleton of a staff borrowed from other agencies for seven months. Its first appropriation was tied up in Congress from August 1977 to last March [1978]. [The initial 28 federal inspectors were not hired until 4/9/1978; provision of the law became effective on 2/2/1978, on new coal mining operations.] So the agency's staff is still short-handed. Environmental regulations that are the cutting edge of the law are months late in publication. And of the 200 Federal strip-mine inspectors authorized, only 61 are on board. [More than half of these still being trained and not yet authorized to do inspections.] One small striper in Ohio who failed during a two-week grace period to react correctly to a routine Federal mine inspector's citation for lack of required mine roadway signs -- in effect the mine had been given a "traffic ticket" or warning -- has learned the consequences of "willful failure to comply": a mine closure order and a $750-a-day fine that may total $1500. The fine is mandatory under the law. As of last week, strip-mine operators were still learning. In 337 Federal inspections since May 4, [1978] there have been 97 notices of violations or warnings and 33 cessation orders or closures for flagrant disregard -- a noncompliance rate of 38 percent. --- COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives (U.S. Senate report, March 1973) http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report --- Investigation: Enforcement of Strip Mining Laws, 1975 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975 (Excerpt from an editorial in The Washington Post, 1/8/1976) Because inspectors are responsible for so many operations, many sites are rarely visited. Inspections are conducted as quick surveys instead of thorough investigations...As a result of political appointments and poor field training programs, inspectors often lack the necessary technical skills for detecting violations. When an inspector is highly skilled, mining interests often lure him away with a 200 or 300 percent salary increase. Many blatant violations are never reported to the state central enforcement office. A wide variety of industry favors are available to cooperative inspectors. On the other hand, some diligent inspectors have encountered personal threats and beatings. The study has created controversy in the coalfields as could have been predicted; any suggestion that coal companies are something less than public-spirited citizens rushing to save America in the energy crisis is sure to be met in some quarters with hostile criticism. It is significant, though, that soon after the study's appearance, Kentucky's highest-ranking strip mine official was fired. In Washington, Rep. John Seiberling (D-Ohio) believes that "this study gives us the ammunition to write effective legislation." That may well be needed, considering that this year's [1976] effort to get strip mining provisions added onto another bill have almost been spent. If anything, the documentation of coalfield abuses strengthens the case for strong federal controls. --- OSMRE in its early years -- Interivew with regional director Ed Imhoff, 1980 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLg_MywIiKY
Views: 4560 rhmooney3
Reclamation Stories: Cleaning Up Inactive Mines, Good Sam
 
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Reclamation Stories: Cleaning Up Inactive Mines, The Good Samaritan Challenge. Produced by Renaissance Media for the Colorado State Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. Videography and editing provided by David Achilles, Achilles Media Group. http://www.achilles.tv
Views: 335 AchillesMediaGroup
Idarado Mine Remediation – Horntvedt
 
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Idarado Mine Remediation – A Discussion of Remedial Alternatives and Developing a Viable Path Forward Devon Horntvedt, Worthington Miller Environmental San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference May 25, 2017 Ouray, Colorado
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Mine Reclamation
 
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Reclamation situation
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Kentucky Elk viewing Jenny Wiley tour coal strip mine reclamation
 
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Elk viewing in Kentucky, tours leave from Jenny Wiley State Park. Mountian top removal coal mines are turned into grazing lands for ELK. Tour available from Kentucky State Parks. Reclaimed strip mine, used for grazing land after stripping is complete and land is reclamed.
Views: 812 davidkllr1629
Lilly Orphan Boy Mine Reclamation -  Timelapse Video
 
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A quick recap of several months of mine waste excavation and stream restoration on the Lilly Orphan Boy Mine site in the headwaters of the Little Blackfoot River.
Views: 1028 Rob Roberts
Barrick Golden Mine Co. wins 2012 BLM Environmental Stewardship Award
 
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Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine Company received the 2012 BLM Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award. This award highlights the component of sustainable development that relates to environmental stewardship, acknowledging operators with exceptional track records of meeting or exceeding Federal, state, or local reclamation requirements. In addition to applying an aggressive approach to more than 1,000 acres of onsite reclamation, the Golden Sunlight Mine has also undertaken contracts for the removal, processing and regulated impoundment of materials from many legacy mines.
Views: 450 NationalMining
2005 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards
 
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2005 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 2005 - Publication VID-005 - Director's Award (Reclamation including abandoned mine land) * Arch of Wyoming - Seminoe Number 1 Mine, Wyoming
Views: 1665 PublicResourceOrg
Restoring Mining Fields to Nature | Caterpillar
 
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Caterpillar customer Falkirk Mining Company, a subsidiary of the North American Coal Corporation, in partnership with its customer, Great River Energy (GRE), has reclaimed mined land and has donated it back to the people of North Dakota in a similar or better condition than before they mined it back in the 1990s. Cat® equipment is involved throughout the entire mining process, including the reclamation work. Read more: http://bit.ly/1JQkQuA © 2015 | 3BL Media/Caterpillar | All Rights Reserved
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Cleaning up the Prince Mine
 
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Nova Scotia's Premier MacDonald claimed that Boularderie Island's coastal woodlands and wetlands are "derelict" and "dangerous" and the old crop pits are a "threat to wildlife" and allowed Pioneer to recover the surface coal to pay for the "remediation". Point Aconi is their flagship "reclamation" test case to show that to "re-mine and reclaim" is the best way and "environmentally right way" to "rehabilitate" and restore old mine sites across the province. The moratorium on "cleaning up" the other sites on DNR's list expires next April 2009 when strip mining will come on stream across the region and province wide if something doesn't drastically change soon.
Views: 1366 CASMCB
Aerial view of southwest Virginia surface mining site
 
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Join us as we fly over an area in southwest Virginia, where you'll see firsthand several different phases of a surface coal mine ... from an active coal-producing mine to areas where mining was completed and the land was restored 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
Views: 11638 TruthSurfaceMining
coal mine reclamation
 
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these mountains sucked until coal mining came along! --- A commercial run in WV by Walker/Cat: http://www.walker-cat.com/index.php/www/community/media
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Big Sky Mine Reclamation
 
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Big Sky coal mine reclamation and working relationship with Montana DEQ.
Mine Site Restoration
 
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We get 50 percent of our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. Recent advances in mine reclamation efforts are now making it possible to restore these forests
Views: 3261 UTIA
U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement - OSMRE
 
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Since its creation under the federal Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977 (August 3), the agency has been known as Office of Surface Mining or just OSM. It has a very storied history - http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osmre-timeline Joe Pizarchark has been the OSM Director since November 6, 2009, having now outlasted many of its 17 previous directors -- and being only the 10th director to actually be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSxyjLcXpjU Director Pizarchik has undertaken a Stream Saver Protection initative that will require years to promulgate and more years to fight legal battles to achieve implementation which will also take many years to get amended into the state regulatory programs, (In 2010, some changes made after 1983 have yet to be amended into the state programs.) http://www.osmre.gov/topic/StreamProtection/StreamProtectionOverview.shtm Efforts to conduct oversight more effectively on state, tribal and fedeal regulatory programs began in June 2009 and proposed improvements are pending. http://www.osmre.gov/topic/Oversight/SCM/SCM.shtm OSM now focuses on awards to reclamation awards to coal companies and to State Abandonend Mine Land Programs - http://www.osmre.gov/topic/awards/Awards.shtm - more so than on providing required annual reports to Congress - http://www.osmre.gov/Reports/AnnualReport/AnnualReport.shtm - and doing timely evaluation reports on state and federal regulatory programs - http://www.osmre.gov/Reports/EvalInfo/EvalInfo.shtm OSM has recently undertaken efforts to identify unresolved issues, like the Ohio State regulatory program that remains only conditionally approved since August 1982 and continual sillage of coal waste slurry like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8rdo6LNtmE OSM has not had a staff directory for years. Recently its three regions created staff lists - http://www.arcc.osmre.gov/ http://www.mcrcc.osmre.gov/ http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/ An agency-wide staff directory is now under development.. Currently, There are about 500 OSM employees compared to nearly 1200 in 1980. More than half of its current employees are each paid more than $100,000 a year and over $200,000 in total compensation when health and other fringe benefits are included. http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osmre-staffing-levels === The Initial 28 OSM inspectors, started on April 9, 1978 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osmre-pioneers http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osm-people Federal Strip Mine Law, first year - The New York Times, June 12,1978 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osm-first-year Photo: First OSM director with his deputy and assistant directors, 1980 Ray Lowrie, Pat Boggs, Carl Close, Dave Short, Director Walter Heine, Tony Head, Ed Imhoff, Don Crane, Paul Reeves, Dick Hall and Chuck Beasley http://tinyurl.com/OSM-founders-1980 OSM Directory, June 1978 (139 employees; 6 are still there) http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1978-osm-directory http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/osm-inspectors-past-and-present Walter Heine's reflections, 1997 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/walter-heines-reflections-1997
Views: 560 rhmooney3
2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining)
 
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2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining) - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 2008 - Publication VID-008 - Editor's note: Mines are located in IL, IN, TX, WV, and WY (Las Vegas, NV) Eight coal mine operations in five states gained top honors in the annual competition overseen by the US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). The coal mining companies and their employees were recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by the National Mining Association. "These awards recognize the highest achievements in innovative techniques, reforestation, preparing mined land for long term agricultural use and building enduring community infrastructure" OSM Director Brent Wahlquist said. "All of the entries demonstrated a commitment to the environment and the coal field community," he continued "which is especially important as nearly half of our electricity comes from coal.
Views: 986 PublicResourceOrg
Kentucky Coal Restoration is Amazing
 
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Kentucky Coal miners care about the environment and are doing an amazing job at restoring the land after mining.
Views: 341 Christopher Sturm
2013 Lone Star Lands Steward: Jewett Lignite Mine - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
 
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The Jewett Lignite Mine, located between Houston and Dallas, is a winner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 Lone Star Land Steward Award. Part of the Texas Westmoreland Coal Company, the 35,000 acre mine is noted for its innovative land reclamation techniques including restoration of native grasses and natural stream functionality. The mine is working to restore bobwhite quail and has protection measures in place for the Interior Least Tern, an endangered species that nests there. The mine is located in Leon, Limestone and Freestone counties. For information about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards, including how to nominate a property, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/
Mongolia's First Coal Mine Restoration
 
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Peabody Energy completed Mongolia's first coal mine restoration project at the former Ereen Mine. The project team restored a 16-hectare area to hardy pastureland with native forage species and provided several fresh water sources. Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. Peabody earned the top two honors at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards, with Boyce named CEO of the Year and Peabody named Energy Company of the Year. For further information, visit http://www.PeabodyEnergy.com and http://AdvancedEnergyForLife.com.
Views: 2691 CoalCanDoThat
Strip Mine Reforestation - Pike County Kentucky
 
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Volunteers planting native hardwood trees on a former mountaintop removal strip mine site with Green Forests Work and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Iniative. The mountaintop was removed by coal companies about 10 or 20 years ago, but the land was not reforested properly - only grass, weeds and a few trees grew here. Volunteers are from the University of Kentucky, Alice Lloyd College and Berea College.
Views: 1298 mountainjustice
BNI Reclamation HD
 
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BNI Coal's Center Mine has a proud tradition of mine reclamation. Post-mined land is returned to a state of productivity as good or better than before mining.
Modern Mining is Environmentally Responsible
 
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Each year, the Department of the Interior gives awards to mining companies for their outstanding environmental performance and successful reclamation of millions of acres of land. Reclamation is the process of restoring or improving land after mining operations have ceased. In fact, a mining project is not considered complete until the land has been fully restored. U.S. mining companies have reclaimed more than 2.8 million acres of mined land, using the land for other beneficial uses… Farms, Wildlife Areas, Wetlands, Golf Courses, Community Parks and Housing. All things that can be enjoyed by future generations.
Views: 185 Executive Director
Utah Tar Sands Resistance - Mine Shutdown
 
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About 80 climate justice land defenders enforced a full-day work stoppage at a tar sands mine in the Book Cliffs of Utah July 21, 2014. Multiple technical and non-technical blockades were deployed to keep the peace and prevent further destruction by construction crews. The proposed tar sands mine area--PR Springs on the East Tavaputs Plateau--was stolen from the Utes last century. Recently US EPA has demanded information from the tar sands company regarding certain toxic waste dangers that will be an inevitable result of the project's progress, threatening a vital water source to Ute people. The pollution from this project will pose a special threat to the very people from whom the land was stolen. Tensions with police were high for several hours throughout they day as cops sought to break a series of blockades and restore the violent land scraping and development. Twenty-one people were arrested and several were injured. Undeterred by aggressive and repeatedly violent acts by the Uintah County Sheriff's Department and the School Institutional Trust Lands Administration to break the people's resolve, the series of blockades stopped the company and law enforcement from restoring the violent status quo that day. The only moral reaction to systemic injustice is relentless resistance. Show your support to the defendants who put their bodies on the line. https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/donate-jail-support-for-the-utah-tar-sand-action?source=direct_link& Learn more about the action and the resistance here: http://www.tarsandsresist.org/support-utah-land-defenders/
Views: 3653 Earth Eye
2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards Presentation Video
 
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2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards Presentation Video
Views: 131 OSMRE
'Bare minimum' rehabilitation plan for mine
 
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Aerial footage supplied by the Lock the Gate Alliance shows the site of the former Ebenezer coalmine near Ipswich – which will remain a cratered landscape after the Queensland government accepted a rehabilitation plan from the site's current owner A readymade garbage dump: Queensland allows 'bare minimum' mine rehab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/a-readymade-garbage-dump-queensland-allows-bare-minimum-mine-rehab Subscribe to Guardian News ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Support the Guardian ► https://theguardian.com/supportus The Guardian ► https://www.theguardian.com The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Science and Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech
Views: 1699 Guardian News
Atna Resources - Kendall Mine Reclamation
 
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Diverse wildlife habitats at Kendall Mine site due to Atna Resources reclamation efforts. North of Lewistown, MT.
Views: 433 vkimball69
Eckley Coal Breaker And Miners Village
 
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The Eckley Miners’ Village is located about 9 miles east of Hazleton, PA. It was built in 1854 by Sharpe, Leisinring, and Company (later the Sharpe, Weiss, and Company) which opened the Council Ridge Colliery. The coal land was leased from the Tench Coxe Estate in Philadelphia. The village was originally named Fillmore, after President Millard Fillmore, but was renamed Eckley in 1857, after the grandson of Tench Coxe. When the lease expired in 1875, the Coxe family operated or leased the colliery. The population of Eckley peaked at about 1,000 around 1870 and then declined as strip mining replaced underground mining. The residents reflected the waves of immigrants who came to work in the mines, Welsh, English, German, and Irish in the earlier years, and Eastern Europeans in later years. In 1969, the Huss Coal Company sold the town to the Anthracite Historical Site Museum, Inc. In 1971, it was deeded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Today, it is administered by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Eckley is open to the public year-round. Through preservation and restoration efforts, the Village seeks to portray the way-of-life of the anthracite coal miners and their families in the 19th Century.
2008 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference
 
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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2008, The Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference boasts guest speakers on a variety of topics ranging from exploring alternative reclamation practices to watershed group sustainability and everything in between. With ample time to network and learn new approaches, conferees leave the conference energized, informed, and ready to tackle their next reclamation project.
Views: 729 WPCAMR
20 year old and young coal mine rehabilitation
 
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Old mine rehab dominated by buffel grass and reshaped landform being covered with topsoil prior to seeding
Views: 92 SMI Environment
800 Acorns   A project of Kentucky Writers & Artists for Reforestation
 
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October 2017. To commemorate the octocentennial (or 800th anniversary) of the Charter of the Forest, a group of writers, artists and others joined together at an abandoned strip mine in Kentucky to plant 800 acorns, an effort to revive the forest destroyed by mining and take a step toward healing an abused and degraded land. The Charter of the Forest was a document associated with the Magna Carta in which the king of England granted commoners rights to use the forest. This short film depicts the planting accompanied by poems that remind us "a culture is no better than its woods."
Views: 34 Sean Anderson
Reclamation Site in San Juan Basin
 
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Construction Superintendent of the San Juan Business Unit, Virgil Chavez, talks about natural gas site reclamation in the San Juan Basin.
Mine rehabilitation: an ecological rehabilitation case study at Mount Owen Mine, Hunter Valley, NSW
 
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A Glencore case study in mining environmental management: mining rehabilitation work at old coal mine sites in our Hunter Valley mine in New South Wales, Australia. Our innovative mine rehabilitation programme at Mount Owen mine aims for best practice environmental management in mining. We believe that our successes at this site makes us a leader in mine rehabilitation in New South Wales, if not further afield. Many site rehabilitation techniques developed through our research programme are now being circulated throughout the coal mining industry. We have already established reforestation cover over rehabilitated areas, in a process that first began in 1998; we are currently working on creating habitats to encourage the return of local fauna, including endangered species such as the spotted tail quoll. In March 2015 the Mt Owen mine site was visited by delegates from 12 developing nations, from the International Mining For Development Centre (IM4DC). This was a partnership between the Australian federal government and the Universities of Western Australia and Queensland, intended to deliver best practice in rehabilitation of land to developing nations. They were accompanied by Professor David Mulligan from the University of Queensland. For more information about our rehabilitation of mines and activities at this site, visit http://mtowencomplex.com.au/EN/biodiversityandlandmanagement/Pages/Rehabilitation.aspx
Views: 5784 Glencore

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