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‘Good Samaritan’ bill aims to allow cleanup of abandoned, leaking mines

Fencing and signs like these in Dragoon, Arizona aim to keep people away from the state's estimated 100,000 abandoned mines Minerals from such mines, many abandoned decades before mining laws imposed clean-up requirements on mine owners, can leach and pose a threat to nearby waterways. (Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)

Fencing and signs like these in Dragoon, Arizona aim to keep people away from the state's estimated 100,000 abandoned mines Minerals from such mines, many abandoned decades before mining laws imposed clean-up requirements on mine owners, can leach and pose a threat to nearby waterways. (Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)

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