abandoned mines

W.Va. National Guard Invests More Than $5 Million To Grow Apple Trees On A Mine Site

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.

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

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.