Coal mining has occurred in the Slippery Rock Creek watershed for over 100 years affecting over 8,000 acres in the 27-square mile headwaters area alone. Prior to the passage of the of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, mine lands were often left unreclaimed. Disturbed mine lands prior to the passage of this bill are considered abandoned sites. The SRWC is actively involved in restoring these scarred landscapes back to productive uses. The SRWC has extensively used Circulating Fluid Bed (CFB) coal ash to reclaim nearly 130 acres of refuse piles and open strip mine pits. Below is a listing of all of the land reclamation projects that have be completed by the SRWC.
|Project Name||Date Completed||Area (Acres)|
|De Sale Phase I||2000||8|
|Goff Station Gob Pile||2000||2|
|Erico Bridge Gob Pile||2002||1|
|De Sale North||2006||21|
Click here to view a power presentation given at the June 2012 Anthracite Region Independent Power Producer’s Association (ARIPPA) Educational Seminar. For more information about ARIPPA, please visit their website at http://www.arippa.org/.