Coal Mine Clean-Up

The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the largest bills coming due, according to an environmental group’s new report.Total reclamation liability for the two states is between $4.1 and $5.8 billion, with less than half of that covered by existing bonds, according to estimates in the report by Appalachian Voices.Reclamation of coal sites typically includes improving the environment and reversing the damages of surface and underground mining.

Source: MG News

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