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nmreich
17th March 2010, 13:10
I read the Senate Stimulus bill in Feb 2009. One thing really caught my eye, and it was about the government spending significant money on cleaning up mines on government state parks.

After reading The Road to Roota, and researching drawings of mining carts with the inscription "Au/Ag" on it painted at the Denver Airport I may have uncovered another piece of the puzzle.

Text of the Conference Report - Division A
http://www.house.gov/billtext/hr1_legtext_cr.pdf

Page 133

TITLE VII-INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND
2 RELATED AGENCIES
3 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
4 BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
5 MANAGEMENT OF LANDS AND RESOURCES
6 For an additional amount for "Management of Lands
7 and Resources", for activities on all Bureau of Land Man
8 agement lands including maintenance, rehabilitation, and
9 restoration of facilities, property, trails and lands and for
10 remediation of abandoned mines and wells, $125,000,000.

Page 134-5

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
9 OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
CONSTRUCTION
...
23 For an additional amount for "Construction", for re-
24 pair and restoration of roads; construction of facilities, in
25 eluding energy efficient retrofits of existing facilities;
26 equipment replacement; preservation and repair of historical resources within the National Park System; cleanup
2 of abandoned mine sites on park lands; and other critical
3 infrastructure projects, $589,000,000.



Page 141

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
4 FOREST SERVICE
5 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
For an additional amount for "Capital Improvement
7 and Maintenance", $650,000,000, for priority road,
8 bridge and trail maintenance and decommissioning, in
9 eluding related watershed restoration and ecosystem en-
10 hancement projects; facilities improvement, maintenance
11 and renovation; remediation of abandoned mine sites; and
12 support costs necessary to carry out this work.

Also, search the following document for the word "mine"

Joint Explanatory Statement - Division A [the word "mine" appears 4 times]
http://www.house.gov/billtext/hr1_cr_jes.pdf

Senate Bill
http://www.finance.senate.gov/sitepages/leg/LEG%202009/020209%20complete%20legislative%20text%20of%20Amer ican%20Recovery%20and%20Reinvestment%20Act.pdf

nmreich
17th March 2010, 13:47
Aha, I found what I was looking for: The Government web site for this project.

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/aml/index.cfm

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/aml/overview_photos/deva_xx_143_med.jpg

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/aml/overview_photos/wrst_ramblermine_med.jpg

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/aml/overview_photos/deva_talcmine_med.jpg

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/aml/overview_photos/glca_92-159_med.jpg