sink holes http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/rock-springs-still-working-fix-sink-holes-created-decades-ago-coal-mines <p>More than 50 years ago residents of Rock Springs were shocked to learn that many of their houses, schools, and churches were in danger. The coal mines built underneath the town were beginning to collapse due to neglect and some environmental factors. It’s called subsidence and it’s happening in older mining towns all over the West. Wyoming Public Radio’s Amanda Le Claire has more on how the city is dealing with the problem now.</p><p><em>Ambient driving noise</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:30 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 43643 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines