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Federal Land Management: Information on Efforts to Inventory Abandoned Hard Rock Mines

RCED-96-30 Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 05, 1996.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on abandoned hard rock mines on federal lands, focusing on the: (1) approximate number of such mines; (2) types of hazards the mines pose; and (3) approximate cost to reclaim the mines.

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Environment evaluationFuture budget projectionsHealth hazardsLand managementMine safetyMineral bearing landsMiningPublic landsSurface mining land reclamationWater pollution control