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Pine Forest Project Details
Thu Mar 19, 2009
Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) from the Pine Forest Mine used to flow into Mill Creek discharging aluminum, iron, manganese, and acidity. Because it is a tributary of the Schuylkill River headwaters, the AMD would then flow into the Schuylkill River.Location: Near St. Clair, PA Source of Funding: EPA 319 Grant, OSM Grant, TWIG Grant Date of Completion: September 2007 Leading Organization: Schuylkill Headwaters Association Cost: $801,867.19
Date: Apr, 29, 2009
Abandoned Mine Drainage from the Pine Forest Mine formerly discharged aluminum, iron, manganese, and acidity into Mill Creek, a Schuylkill River headwaters tributary. Using funds from the Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant, an anoxic limestone drain (ALD) was installed at this site by the Schuylkill Headwaters Association. The ALD neutralizes acid and removes up to 316-lbs of iron per day from the Schuylkill River.