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Ebensburg Power Company
Twenty-Three Years of Abandoned
Mine Reclamation
In Western Pennsylvania
Ebensburg Power Company
Facility
EPC Reclamation Process
Ebensburg Power Company
• Consume about 500,000 tons coal refuse/year
since initial operation – 10,700,000 tons
• Utilize ...
Revloc Refuse Site
Pre Reclamation 1989
Revloc I and II Coal Refuse Sites
• Approximately 86 acres of land
• About 4,000,000 tons of coal refuse
• Initial operati...
Revloc Refuse Site
Active Reclamation 1999
Revloc Refuse Site
March 2004
Revloc Refuse Site 2010
Revloc Final Reclamation 2010
Revloc Sites After Reclamation
• Baseline Pollution Load Reduction to South
Branch Blacklick Creek
– 93% reduction in acid...
Nanty Glow East & West
March 2004
Nanty Glo West
March 2004
Nanty Glo East
March 2004
Nanty Glo West and East
• Approximately 100 acres of land
• Located along Pergrin Run – Kiski-Conemaugh
• About 3,500,000 ...
Nanty Glo West and East
2013
Nanty Glo West
2013
Nanty Glo West Reclamation
Impact on Pergrin Run To Date
• Baseline Pollution Load Reduction to Pergrin Run
– 95% reductio...
Nanty Glo East
2013
Mine 37
Mine 37 Coal Refuse Pile
• Located along Paint Creek-tributary of Stonycreek
• Approximately 63 acres of land
• About 1,60...
Mine 37- Impact on Paint Creek
Watershed
• Mine 37 water runoff contributes
– 801 tons/yr acidity - 91% of watershed total...
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Gary Anderson, ARIPPA, Ebensburg Power, "23 Years of Abandoned Mine Reclamation"

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This presentation will describe how our planet operates and will summarize the impact AML reclamation has had on the local environment and the communities in Revloc and Nandy Glo, and the expected impact of the next AML reclamation project.

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Gary Anderson, ARIPPA, Ebensburg Power, "23 Years of Abandoned Mine Reclamation"

  1. 1. Ebensburg Power Company Twenty-Three Years of Abandoned Mine Reclamation In Western Pennsylvania
  2. 2. Ebensburg Power Company Facility
  3. 3. EPC Reclamation Process
  4. 4. Ebensburg Power Company • Consume about 500,000 tons coal refuse/year since initial operation – 10,700,000 tons • Utilize about 480,000 tons ash/year for beneficial use • Neutralize about 15,000,000 lb/year of sulfuric acid with beneficial use ash – since initial operation about 250,000,000 lbs • Remove about 46,000,000 lbs/year of sulfuric acid away from PA waterways - since initial operation about 1,000,000,000 lbs
  5. 5. Revloc Refuse Site Pre Reclamation 1989
  6. 6. Revloc I and II Coal Refuse Sites • Approximately 86 acres of land • About 4,000,000 tons of coal refuse • Initial operation 1990 • Reclamation completed 2012 • Removed about 3,000,000 tons coal refuse • Total cost $24,000,000 or $280,000/acre • Site Available for Industrial Development
  7. 7. Revloc Refuse Site Active Reclamation 1999
  8. 8. Revloc Refuse Site March 2004
  9. 9. Revloc Refuse Site 2010 Revloc Final Reclamation 2010
  10. 10. Revloc Sites After Reclamation • Baseline Pollution Load Reduction to South Branch Blacklick Creek – 93% reduction in acidity – 92% reduction in iron – 71% reduction in manganese – 95% reduction in aluminum • Restoration of aquatic life to approximately six miles of stream
  11. 11. Nanty Glow East & West March 2004
  12. 12. Nanty Glo West March 2004
  13. 13. Nanty Glo East March 2004
  14. 14. Nanty Glo West and East • Approximately 100 acres of land • Located along Pergrin Run – Kiski-Conemaugh • About 3,500,000 tons of coal refuse • Initial operation 2005 • Reclamation completed ???? • Removed about 1,700,000 tons coal refuse to date • Total cost to date $23,000,000
  15. 15. Nanty Glo West and East 2013
  16. 16. Nanty Glo West 2013
  17. 17. Nanty Glo West Reclamation Impact on Pergrin Run To Date • Baseline Pollution Load Reduction to Pergrin Run – 95% reduction in acidity – 93% reduction in iron – 29% reduction in manganese – 94% reduction in aluminum • Mining parameters Before / Today ph <4 ph / >6 ph Sulfate >1000 mg/ml / <100 mg/ml Iron/aluminum >100 mg/ml / < 2 mg/ml
  18. 18. Nanty Glo East 2013
  19. 19. Mine 37
  20. 20. Mine 37 Coal Refuse Pile • Located along Paint Creek-tributary of Stonycreek • Approximately 63 acres of land • About 1,600,000 tons of coal refuse • Initial operation ???? • Reclamation completed 5 -8 years • Expect to remove about 1,200,000 tons of coal refuse
  21. 21. Mine 37- Impact on Paint Creek Watershed • Mine 37 water runoff contributes – 801 tons/yr acidity - 91% of watershed total – 94 tons/yr iron - 87% of watershed total – 33 tons/yr manganese - 93.5% of watershed total – 126 tons/yr aluminum - 95% of watershed total Values provided by Paint Creek Restoration Plan

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