Quantcast
Home / Home news / House OKs bill to use tires to fill mines

House OKs bill to use tires to fill mines

The Arizona House has approved a bill to allow waste tires to be used as fill in abandoned mines.

The House’s 35-21 vote June 22 sends the bill to the Senate. It would require that tires be covered by 10 feet of rock or dirt.

Supporters say using tires is an economical and safe way to help fill some of the thousands of abandoned mines across the state and pose deadly safety hazards.

Critics say using tires poses an environmental and safety risk.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

The cost of traffic jams in Phoenix and Tucson averaged more than $1,000 per commuter in gas, wasted time and trucking costs. But neither city was in the nation’s top 10. (Photo by Ernesto Andrade via flickr/Creative Commons)

ADOT increases use of remote technology to ease traffic flow

State transportation officials are increasing their use of remote technology to help keep traffic moving on portions of highways that pass through various communities across Arizona.