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OVERVIEW OF ACTIVE MINE DRAINAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES CURRENTLY OPERATED BY THE PA-DEP-BUREAU OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION
Beam, R.L. | 2019 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, 26-27 March, Morgantown, WV, 49 slides, 2019

Coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. As a result of mining activities, most of which occurred prior to any environmental regulations, significant damage to water resources has occurred. PA currently has in excess of 5,500 miles of streams impaired due to coal mine drainage. This presentation provides an overview of Pennsylvania's current and planned active treatment facilities. The history and treatment configurations of the sites are presented as well as cost-benefit analyses for each of the facilities. The presentation also shares some unique challenges, practical applications, and lessons learned. https://wvmdtaskforce.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2019-1600-beam-bamr-active-treatment-systems-2019-wv_task_force_final-version.pdf. More information http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Mining/Abandoned%20Mine%20Reclamation/AbandonedMinePortalFiles/OperationScarlift/History_of_SL_AMD_Facilities_in_PA.pdf



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