Financial Assurances for, and Long-Term Oversight of, Mines with Valley Fills in Four Appalachian States

Mittal, Anu K.
February 2010
GAO Reports;2/16/2010, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the environmental impact of surface coal mining in Appalachia. The assessment of GAO includes mine monitoring and evaluation by federal and state agencies and financial actions taken by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), states and Corps. GAO states that the study's focus is on surface coal mining and not on other activities affecting water quality.


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