BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION (AML) PROJECTS

Rogers County has approximately one-half of all abandoned mine land in Oklahoma.  We have worked closely, for many years, with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to eliminate many hazards left from abandoned coal mines.  To date 70 projects have been reclaimed for a total of 2,274 acres.  Reclamation is funded through a federal tax of $0.35 per ton which is collected on currently mined coal.  The Oklahoma Conservation Commission continues to reclaim hazardous sites in Rogers County as funds become available.