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Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation
Acid mine drainage (AMD), which is a by-product of many abandoned surface and under ground coal mines, is detrimental to the environment. The toxic runoff has destroyed thousands of miles of streams and adjacent areas. Though programs are in place to attempt to ameliorate the AMD concerns, AMD continues to pose a potential problem in many areas, despite regulations, improved prediction, and prevention techniques. On March 31, 1997, Kathrine L. Henry, Acting Director of OSM, issued a memorandumdoi:10.21000/jasmr07010155 fatcat:6td6cssr6facpjdpaeezpafbly