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This job site included two refuse piles covering about two to three acres in total. There were remains of one mine building, unvegetated coal refuse, deep mine portals and acid mine drainage. Nearly all of this land was unvegetated with signs of severe erosion, the toe of the eastern pile extended down to the creek. Both piles had very steep outslopes and several well used 4-wheeler (ATV) trails extended up and down the face, thereby posing public safety hazards.
There were also six open and collapsed deep mine portals. Of these portals, one was open enough to easily allow entrance by either a child or adult. This opening was 4 to 5 feet high by 20 feet in width. Inside the portal were mine props that were clearly visible and the mine appeared to extend for a considerable distance into the hill. The remaining five portals, all located along a 200 LF mine face-up or highwall, approximately 10 to 15 ft. in height, were collapsed with only one discharging about 2 to 3 gpm of acid mine drainage (AMD).

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600 White Oaks Blvd Bridgeport WV 26330

304-624-4108

jlyons@thrashereng.com

304-624.7831

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