November 2019
Volume 71    Issue 11

Mitigation in artesian conditions; Abandoned coal mine presents unique challenges

Mining Engineering , 2019, Vol. 71, No. 11, pp. 40-40
Gleason, William


Mining roots run deep in Glenrock, WY, a town that was founded in part, because of the coal mining that began in the late 1800s. But that rich history also now threatens large parts of the town that were built over the top of the mines.

Like many towns in the Western United States, mining is a proud part of the historical fabric and heritage of the town, but the legacy issues from past mining activities continue to present challenges to modern-day engineers. 

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