Coal Mining

October 5, 2011--Sinkholes spur Colorado Geological Survey to dig into Tri-Town area's mining history (Denver Post)

Sinkholes in unexpected spots and a recent road collapse are prompting the Colorado Geological Survey to study the potential problems caused by abandoned


December 24, 2009--Colo. gets $7.3 million for abandoned coal mines (Vail Daily)

Colorado will get $7.3 million in federal funds to seal abandoned coal mines and restore water and land affected by mining. The grant announced Tuesday is part of a total $369 million going to 28 eligible coal-producing states. The reclamation program is financed through fees on coal production and the grants are based on each state's past and current production.


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