abandoned mines W.Va. National Guard Invests More Than $5 Million To Grow Apple Trees On A Mine Site By Roxy Todd | West Virginia Public Broadcasting • Oct 22, 2018 Roxy Todd / WVPB Can apples grow on an abandoned mine site? That’s a question the West Virginia National Guard is spending more than $5 million to find out. In PA, Zinke Unveils Federal Government's $55M Toward State's Abandoned Mine Cleanup Efforts By Reid Frazier | StateImpact PA • Mar 2, 2018 Reid Frazier / StateImpact Pennsylvania Ryan Zinke, President Trump’s Interior Secretary, came to Western Pennsylvania to tout the federal government’s abandoned mine cleanup program. It was an appropriate setting. DEP Eyes New Land For Abandoned Mine Cleanup By Amy Sisk • Dec 6, 2017 Reid Frazier / StateImpact Pennsylvania Environmental officials in Pennsylvania have long focused on cleaning up the most hazardous old mines, but they plan to start addressing other abandoned mining sites that pose fewer public health dangers.