School district approves temporary lease

Batch plant for subsidence project to be set up at old Hanna Elementary School site


For the past year, the coal mines under the town of Hanna have been one of multiple projects taken on by the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

The process has been to fill the miles of shafts under the town with grout to prevent any future subsidence. Last summer, the Hanna Elementary School and the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Junior/Senior High School were the focus of AML before the agency expanded to other parts of town.

On May 17, Joel James of Brierley Associates, which has been managing the project for AML, appeared...

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