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  • All the king's horses and all the king'smen...

    The reclamation of Montana's hardrock mines will cost billions, and is complicated by the fact that no one really knows how to do it, or who should foot the bill.

  • River Redux

    Six decades after Friant Dam killed off the San Joaquin River’s spring-run chinook, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Friant Water Users Authority are working with the federal government to restore both the fish and the river

  • A radical approach to mine reclamation

    The Sunnyside Mine near Silverton, Colo., is an unusual example of a community working together with miners and environmentalists to find a strategy to heal the damage.

  • Turning the Old West into the New West

    The old mining town of Anaconda, Mont., has turned a mine dump into a designer golf course.

  • Nevada BLM cleans out cleanup project manager

    Earle Dixon says the Bureau of Land Management fired him because he tried to enforce environmental and public safety laws in the course of the Yerington Mine cleanup in Nevada

  • Will a mining-reform victory hold water in Nevada?

    The "perpetual treatment" trust fund requirement faces its first challenge in Nevada, where the mining industry and the EPA disagree over how much money will be needed to treat long-lasting pollution at the Phoenix mine

  • New hope for abandoned mines

    U.S. Reps. Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R) of Colorado propose an amendment to the Clean Water Act to offer good Samaritans protection from liability in cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines and their polluted streams.

  • The fractured states of mining reclamation

    A comparison of mine reclamation in Western states shows the specifics of reclamation very widely in each state.

  • Reclamation's mixed bag

    The art and science of mine reclamation is very complicated, and so far there have not been enough long-term successes to learn from.

  • Closing the wounds

    If the 1993 New Mexico Mining Act is allowed to work, it could usher in a new era of mine reclamation in which mines actually have to clean up and pay for the messes they leave behind.

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