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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Miners reclaim Alaska mines as they work

Property owners' intentions for land after minerals have been extracted is important element of planning for mine closures

 

Last updated 10/25/2009 at Noon



Reclamation is a critical element of modern mining and mine planning. In Alaska, companies who wish to extract minerals from the earth must first present a plan on how they propose to return the disturbed land to a reusable state and post financial assurances that they will complete the job.

Planning for what the site will look like and be used for begins before any mining is started. The info...



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