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...