Inactive Mine Reclamation Program

Photo of open adit near Crested ButteThe Inactive Mine Reclamation Program (IMRP) addresses hazards and environmental prblems associated with abandoned or inactive "legacy" mines.  Projects completed by the program include coal fire reclamation, coal mine subsidence abatement, non-coal mine safety closures, and water quality improvement projects.  The IMRP also coordinates reclamation of sites with revoked permits and forfeited financial warranties.  Since 1980, the Inactive Mine Reclamation Program has safeguarded over 10,500 hazardous openings and reclaimed more than 4,000 acres of abandoned mined land statewide.

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The Inactive Mine Reclamation Program reminds everyone that abandoned mines are dangerous.