Putting a Price on Pollution: Financial Assurance for Mine Reclamation and Closure
http://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/putting_a_price_on_pollution/

Jim Kuipers, Mineral Policy Center


This 56-page PDF provides information about financial assurance for mine reclamation and closure. The topics covered include mine reclamation and liability; closure and financial assurance; and a state by state analysis of existing mines and estimated liability. Tables in the appendix list disturbed acreage, mine ownership, commodities extracted and existing total financial assurance amounts. The report includes four case studies; Colorado�s Summitville mine, Montana�s Zortman-Landusky mine, Nevada�s gold mining bankruptcy, and New Mexico�s Molycorp mine. The authors conclude that regulations should be strengthened and enforced to protect the public from huge shortfalls in surety bonds that would cover any reclamation issues.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Economics, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Opinion
Environmental Policy: Environmental Economics