The AML Program restores land and water resources which have been adversely affected by past coal mining for which there is no continuing reclamation responsibility under state or federal law, and provides rapid reclamation assistance in situations involving sudden or unforeseen mine hazards capable of harming the public.

In addition to the obvious benefits to Alabama through the elimination of mine-related safety hazards and improvements to the environment, the program has impacted positively on local economies as dollars are spent on reclamation work.

Take a look at a before and after land reclamation project.

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