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View Resource California's Office of Mine Reclamation

California's Office of Mine Reclamation offers assistance "for reclamation planning and promotes cost-effective reclamation." The website features materials on abandoned mines, mine pollution, and mine monitoring. Mine operators can learn about financial assurances. Users can download the quarterly Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) issues. While this website provides information for...
View Resource Nine Pennsylvania Coal Miners Trapped Underground

Approximately 10:30 Wednesday night, nine Pennsylvania coal miners got caught in a cave-in at the Que Creek mine in Somerset County (60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh) after they accidentally drilled into an adjacent mine and released millions of gallons of water into their own shaft. An estimated 50 to 60 million gallons of water as cold as 50 degrees Fahrenheit rushed into the mine from the...