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Old 08-24-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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What made the river so bad is that idot who had those freakin trucks come in and dump oil in the butler mine tunnel. Thats were the pollution is from.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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What made the river so bad is that idot who had those freakin trucks come in and dump oil in the butler mine tunnel. Thats were the pollution is from.
Those bore holes are located adjacent to my subdivision, and we only learned this after we had consumed several years worth of harvests from our backyard garden. Nice, huh? I hope the shoppers at the upcoming Pittston Crossings project realize this as well.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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The discharge from the butler mine tunnel is mine run-off and was there long before they started dumping chemicals into that bore hole. The pollution discharges are rare and usually follow a very heavy rain, there hasn't been one in years. AFAIK they monitor it 24/7.

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Those bore holes are located adjacent to my subdivision, and we only learned this after we had consumed several years worth of harvests from our backyard garden. Nice, huh?
I wouldn't be concerned about it, those tunnels are extensive and deep. Anything dumped in there would be too far below ground level to effect you plus it would be traveling away... Little know fact is you could walk the entire length of the Wyoming Valley underground without surfacing in the hey day of mining. Now if I lived next to the tunnel I'd be concerned.

Here's a picture from a collection I have access too.

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