Minings Legacy

A Scar on Kansas

A landscape transformed

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"I think that if there is one environmental lesson to be learned that the last 20, 30, or 40 years have taught us is that it's a hell of a lot easier to prevent a problem than it is to fix it once you've got it."

-Rex Buchanan, associate director of the Kansas Geological Survey in Lawrence

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Mining’s Legacy

Video interview

Geologist Jim McCauley

Photo slideshow

"A bad way to make a living"

Video interview

Former miner Walter Wettstein

Photo gallery

A landscape transformed

Video interview

Dave Drake, EPA project manager

Photo gallery

A tale of two cities

Video interview

Picher resident Jon Finn

Video

River City Weekly

Video interview

Treece Mayor Bill Blunk

Video interview

Senator Pat Roberts

Video interview

Representative Doug Gatewood