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Main Title Abandoned mine lands : a decade of progress reclaiming hardrock mines.
Publisher [Bureau of Land Management] : [Forest Service],
Year Published 2007
Report Number BLM-WO-GI-07-013-3720; FS-891
OCLC Number 191885685
Subjects Abandoned mines--United States ; Abandoned mined lands reclamation--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--United States ; Hazardous waste site remediation--United States ; Hazardous wastes--United States--Management ; Mineral industries--Waste disposal--United States ; Water quality management--United States ; Hazardous wastes--Management
Additional Subjects Abandoned Mine Lands Program (US)
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EOAM  TD195.M5A234 2007 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/01/2016
Collation 33 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Cover title. "September 2007"--Page 2 of cover. "BLM Publication Number: BLM-WO-GI-07-013-3720"--Page 2 of cover. "Forest Service Publication Number: FS-891"--Page 2 of cover.
Contents Notes
Impact of abandoned hardrock mine lands on America's landscape -- Challenge of reclaiming abandoned mine lands -- Benefits of abandoned mine land reclamation -- Program history -- Pilot success -- Progress through collaboration -- Forming innovative partnerships to clean up private lands -- Improving public safety and water quality by collaborating with state agencies -- Partnering on voluntary cleanups -- Returning life to dead lakes and streams -- Using innovative cleanup methods -- Restoring watersheds and protecting endangered species -- Protecting human uses of water -- Making recreation the future of former mining sites -- Improving quality of life -- Looking forward. The purposes of this report are 1) to shed light on abandoned mining sites and their impacts on public lands; 2) to highlight the accomplishments of the BLM, the Forest Service, and project partners in addressing abandoned mine lands (AML) problems; and 3) to describe the outlook for future AML reclamation efforts. Examples throughout the report offer insight into the environmental, health, safety, and economic effects often associated with these sites and illustrate the lasting and acid mine drainage leaching from the positive impacts of reclamation activities on formerly mined lands.