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To address and clean up dangerous and polluting abandoned mine lands and stimulate economic opportunity, President Biden’s Investing in America initiative has announced $75.8 million in fiscal year 2023 funding for Illinois. The funds will invest in projects that close dangerous mine shafts, reclaim unstable slopes, improve water quality and restore water supplies damaged by mining. They also will enable economic revitalization by reclaiming hazardous land for economic redevelopment.

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