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Clearfield and Indiana County Conservation Districts Receive Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage Grant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced up to $101,110,178 in funding for 16 environmental restoration projects of abandoned mine lands (AML) as a part of the Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Grant Program. These projects focus on reclaiming AML, decreasing AMD, or treating AMD through the construction, operation, and/or maintenance of an AMD treatment facility.

Two conservation districts received grants:

  • Clearfield County Conservation District— $533,134
    • Anderson South (Planning and Development)— The project will restore Anderson Creek.
  • Indiana County Conservation District— $195,283
    • Bear Run South— The project will include designing, engineering, and permitting two AMD passive treatment systems to replace existing ineffective lime-dosing silos. South Branch Bear Run and discharge areas PA3326 and PA1029 will also be assessed.

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