Abandoned Mine Reclamation


Purpose/Function:

These areas continue to degrade the quality of the environment, prevent the beneficial use of land and water resources, and endanger the health and safety of the public. The Abandoned Mine Lands Division has two sections: Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage Abatement.

Initiation protocol:

[email protected], Mining Program, 160 South Water St., Frostburg, MD 21532​ (301)-689-1440

Implementation Factors (level of difficulty):

Difficult.

Costs:

Cost Estimates EPA MDE Average
Initial
Annual
Lifespan (yrs)
Annualized

Load Reduction Efficiency:

Total Nitrogen removed per acre of practice per year

Low

7.34 lbs.

Medium

High

22.74 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = N/A

Total Phosphorous removed per acre of practice per year

Low

2.56 lbs.

Medium

High

5.53 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = N/A

Total Suspended Solids removed per acre of practice per year

Low

1,664 lbs.

Medium

High

4,671 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = N/A

Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of the Environment

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