35 acres of abandoned Missouri mine to be reclaimed

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 7:37 a.m. CDT; updated 9:27 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MILLERSBURG — The state has chosen a St. Louis company to reclaim about 35 acres of an abandoned coal mine land near Millersburg in central Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources awarded a $609,942 contract to Pangea Group of St. Louis to reclaim surface-mined lands about two miles east of Millersburg. The land is on private property.

The DNR said in a news release that the land is a safety hazard to the landowner and area residents.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported that the DNR expects the project to improve water quality in Millers Creek by reducing the amount of acid-forming sediments in the stream.

The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.

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