Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

US Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Washington, California, Colorado, and Illinois

Mine reclamation at Durham Mine

Under an on-call contract with the Office of Surface Mining, Hart Crowser has closed or reclaimed dozens of abandoned coal mines. Abandoned mine issues have included steep or vertical shafts, acid mine drainage, drainage tunnels, and subsidence under roads and structures. The work also involves geophysical studies. Hart Crowser has frequently responded to OSMRE in emergency situations when immediate action has been necessary for public safety.