Mine Reclamation Funding: A ‘Game Changer’ for Eastern Ohio (Pennsylvania Public News Service)
The new federal infrastructure law allocates $11.3 billion for abandoned mine land cleanup. The influx of funding could be a ‘game-changer’ in Eastern Ohio, creating hundreds of jobs and remediating environmental hazards, Ohio River Valley Institute research finds.
The Buckeye State is home to more than 3,400 abandoned mines, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Federally funded reclamation programs could create 730 jobs, nearly $2 billion in economic output, and $660 million in labor income.