Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Mine Treatment Project To Restore 5 Miles Of Waterways In Tioga County

Department of Environmental Protection officials joined members of the Tioga County Conservation District, Blossburg Municipal Authority and the Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a passive treatment system that will restore five miles of the Tioga River.
The project is funded by Southwestern Energy's "ECH2O" program, an initiative to protect and restore water resources.  A series of limestone and settling ponds will be installed and online by fall.
The Tioga County Conservation District will oversee the system's long term operations and maintenance trust fund, and the Blossburg Municipal Authority will be contracted to perform the routine maintenance.
(Photo: DEP Deputy Secretary John Stefanko, left, is joined by Chris Gastrock, Tioga State Forester; Mark Boling, Southwestern Energy; Charlie Andrews and Erica Tomlinson, Tioga Co. Conservation District; Andrew Dehoff, Susquehanna River Basin Commission; and Bob Hedin, Hedin Environmental.)
(Reprinted from the June 25 DEP News.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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