Mine Reclamation A Concern

Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations.At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Reclamation is a process of improving the natural areas affected by mining; at surface mines that typically means restoring the contours of the landscape and planting grass and trees.

Source: MG News

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