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100,000 abandoned mines create challenge for Arizona's 2 inspectors

Arizona likely has more abandoned mines than any other state in the country. It's two men's job to find them all.... Read more»

Enviro sees toxic mine danger in Arizona; officials disagree

With Arizona home to thousands of abandoned mines, the head of a state environmental group says an incident similar to the recent toxic spill in Colorado could happen here.... Read more»

Abandoned Mine Safety

Nonprofit works to close dangerous abandoned mines

A new nonprofit is digging into the task of closing the 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. About 10,000 have been pinpointed, and the vast majority of those are considered threats to public safety. The Mine Inspector’s Office has only enough funding to close a small fraction of those mines each year.... Read more»