Wyoming''s Abandoned Mine Reclamation To Generate …

2020-8-27 · The Wyoming Abandoned Mine Land Division will create nearly 800 jobs and generate about $200 million just this year in economic benefits with its mine land reclamation projects, it has announced. The division, part of the Department of Environmental Quality, said in a news release it expects the number of projects it launches to reclaim ...

The Application of Geomorphic Reclamation Methods in …

2009-6-15 · AML Project: Uranium Mining District Perennial – Stream Restoration in a Regional Valley. Sinusoidal Channel Pattern, Pre-Mining Relationships Used in an Analog-Based Design . This Methodology is the Typical Approach to Perennial and Intermittent Stream Restoration in Wyoming Mine Reclamation.

Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Coal Mine Reclamation | Powder ...

2018-7-9 · Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Coal Mine Reclamation. Wyoming''s coal mining legacy dates back to the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1897.1 The state is home to some of the largest coal mines on earth, including the top eight active U.S. mines. Combined, Wyoming mines account for 41% of coal production in the U.S., about the same as the ...

Wyoming to Receive Millions for Mine Reclamation | Big ...

2020-2-11 · Wyoming is set to get a big influx of mine reclamation funding. The US Department of Interior''s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced the disbursement of millions of dollars in Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation grants. "AML grants" to quote Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt "provide states, tribes and local partners with important…

First-of-its-kind approach to coal reclamation bonding in ...

2021-7-13 · CHEYENNE – Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new option for coal mine reclamation bonding that could reduce risk for the state in the event of insolvency. Both environmental and industry

Research supports new approach to mine reclamation

2020-1-21 · Credit: Wyoming DEQ. A new approach to reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining is having the desired result of improving ecosystem diversity, including restoration of foundation species such ...

Novel mine reclamation techniques prove effective

2020-1-26 · Novel mine reclamation techniques can improve ecosystem diversity, new research has found. According to a study by the University of Wyoming, reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining …

Wyoming Mining Association: Mining Reclamation Practices

Mining Reclamation Through our offices in Sheridan, Wyoming, CDG specializes in mine engineering and reclamation. Located in the Powder River Basin (PRB), our CDG office works for many coal mines in the area. While we love to provide mine …

reclamation | Wyoming Public Media

2019-5-23 · The last time Wyoming hosted the American Society of Mining and Reclamation was in 2007. Peter Stahl, director of the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center, says the fact that the industry gathering has returned to Wyoming so soon is a testament to the state''s role in the field of land reclamation.

University of Wyoming Scientists ...

2020-1-23 · The issue has particular relevance for Wyoming, where nearly 90,000 acres have been disturbed by surface mining and many more have been permitted for future mining. More information on geomorphic reclamation and the AML project is available in this video from DEQ: HERE. Source: Wyo 4 News. Be in-the-know when you''re on-the-go!

Bonding | Land Quality

2021-8-25 · Every mining operation in Wyoming must be covered by a Reclamation Bond in the event the operator is unable to fulfill the reclamation requirements. The following types of bonds are presently accepted by the LQD: Corporate Surety Bonds that have been executed by an insurance company holding a Wyoming surety license and are executed on LQD forms.

40 years of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act ...

2018-1-29 · Wyoming surface coal mines numbered approximately 20 and were located throughout the state in the coal bearing regions, generally in the south/southwestern portion of the state and the northeastern corner. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation …

Wyoming hosts mining reclamation conference | Wyoming ...

2013-6-5 · The last time Wyoming hosted the American Society of Mining and Reclamation was in 2007. Peter Stahl, director of the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center, says the fact that the industry gathering has returned to Wyoming so soon is a testament to the state''s role in the field of land reclamation.

OSMRE WR Programs

2021-7-14 · The Land Quality Division (LQD) of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality administers the State''s reclamation program regulating surface coal mining in Wyoming. The LQD evaluates surface mining permit applications, permit revision applications, and permit renewal applications to ensure mining can be accomplished in an environmentally ...

Wyo-Ben awarded for work reclaiming bentonite mine near ...

2021-7-21 · CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Depratment of Environmental Quality said on Wednesday that they have awarded Wyo-Ben, Inc. with their 2021 "Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award" for a non-coal reclamation project. Wyo-Ben was selected for work they did reclaiming a bentonite pit near Thermopolis. "Wyo-Ben Inc. finished most of the ...

UW Research Supports New Approach to Mine Reclamation ...

2020-1-17 · UW Research Supports New Approach to Mine Reclamation. January 17, 2020. UW graduate student Kurt Fleisher stands on undisturbed land north of Rock Springs that was part of a study showing that new reclamation techniques are more effective in restoring lands disturbed by surface mining. (Kristina Hufford Photo)

Mining Reclamation

Mining Reclamation Through our offices in Sheridan, Wyoming, CDG specializes in mine engineering and reclamation. Located in the Powder River Basin (PRB), our CDG office works for many coal mines in the area. While we love to provide mine engineering …

Novel mine reclamation techniques prove effective

2020-1-26 · Novel mine reclamation techniques can improve ecosystem diversity, new research has found. According to a study by the University of Wyoming, reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining using ...

Feds question how Wyoming spends mine reclamation …

2020-1-20 · Feds question how Wyoming spends mine reclamation money. A truck hauls coal in June 2014 at Cloud Peak Energy''s Antelope Mine south of Wright. Wyoming will get $91 million to clean up abandoned ...

More than 100,000 acres of Wyoming mine lands currently ...

2019-8-28 · As the mining shifts, and each cut uncovers new coal, the spoils are used to refill each previous mined area and begin the process of reclamation, Wendtland explained. "They are reclaiming progressively as the mine moves," he said. To date, there are 184,488 acres of land disturbed by mining operations in Wyoming.

Wyoming Mining & Minerals

2020-10-3 · The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has granted reclamation and sustainability awards to several of Wyoming''s coal mines over the past two decades. Saleable Minerals: Saleable minerals, also called aggregates or mineral materials, are the largest mineral resource in the state and can be found almost anywhere.

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality|Land Quality

2021-8-26 · This authority is derived from the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, as well as the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act. Whether you need information about statutes, regulations, permitting, or licensing of all operator actions related to surface or underground mine facilities, we can help you through the process.

Wyoming Mining Association: Mining Reclamation Practices

Wyoming Mining Association: Mining Reclamation Practices

Wyoming Could Get Millions for Reclamation from ...

2021-8-12 · Wyoming is set to receive its fair share: hundreds of millions of dollars – significantly more than its current unfunded inventory for mine reclamation. Current unfunded inventory: $44,234,764. Estimated Annual Allocation: $10,033,317. Estimated Total Allocation over 15 years: $150,499,752. These dollar amounts aren''t finalized.

Wyoming Mining Association — Communicating and …

The Wyoming Mining Association serves as a unified voice, providing value at a reasonable cost to its membership, by communicating, influencing, and promoting issues on behalf of the mining industry. WMA promotes the mining industry by communicating with elected officials, regulators, educators, and the public in a credible way that encourages ...

2019 Wyoming Coal Overview

2019-10-17 · Reclamation and Stewardship •Wyoming mine reclamation has been recognized nationally with awards. •The reclamation process is done contemporaneously with mining operations. It includes backfilling the void with overburden, contouring the filled surface, replacing topsoil, preparing the seedbed and sowing approved

Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Coal Mine Reclamation

2018-7-9 · reclamation in Wyoming, what can be done to improve and accelerate reclamation, and related job creation potential. Reclamation by the Numbers SMCRA and Wyoming laws require that all coal mines guarantee they will be reclaimed to support pre-mining land uses. To assure this, Wyoming requires that mining companies

First-of-its-kind approach to coal reclamation bonding in ...

2021-7-14 · Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new option for coal mine reclamation bonding that could reduce risk for the state in the event of insolvency. Both environmental and industry advocates have

Decommissioning Projects

2021-6-12 · The surface and underground disturbance caused by this mining was never reclaimed, leaving numerous physical and radiological hazards behind. The State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality -- Abandoned Mine Land Division submitted the reclamation project proposal to the Bureau of Land Management.

Wyoming Uranium Mine Reclamation Project relies on unique ...

2020-12-21 · Wyoming Uranium Mine Reclamation Project relies on unique K-Tec Scrapers. The McIntosh Pit is a former uranium mine site that has undergone a multi-phase reclamation near Jeffrey City, Wyoming. The former boomtown of Jeffrey City in Freemont County is located on Highway 287 about 90 miles west of Casper, Wyoming.

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