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Dustin Morin explains the process of land reclamation, in which he updates and maintains Alabama’s state inventory of abandoned mine land features and conducts environmental assessments prior to the undertaking of mine reclamation projects. Learn what makes Alabama unique, the positive impacts in safety, and how the landscape is being improved.

“I think we’ve made a positive impact for the safety of the citizens of Alabama while also improving the landscape and environment of the state, but even with the tens of millions of dollars, we’ve done in reclamation work, we’ve reclaimed approximately 89 miles of dangerous high walls in the state. We’ve closed over 1600 dangerous mine openings and reclaimed thousands of acres of abandoned mines, but that’s really only a fraction of the inventory that we have.”

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