Abandoned Mine Money

Kentucky is looking at hundreds of cleanup projects at abandoned coal mine sites. The sites are posing a threat to the public and the environment.

The state is expected to get $500 million in federal funding over the next 18 years, under legislation signed last month by President Bush.

The legislation gives billions of dollars to coal-producing states, to clean up the sites and pay for health care for retired miners.

Kentucky has about 150,000 acres in abandoned mine property.