Friday, June 4, 2021

Good Samaritan Proposal To Treat Abandoned Mine Drainage In Stewart Twp., Fayette Country

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the June 5 PA Bulletin it has received a proposal under the Environmental Good Samaritan Act to treat abandoned mine drainage from the Spruell Pipe in Stewart Township, Fayette County. 
(PA Bulletin page 3164)

Read the PA Bulletin notice on how to submit comments on this proposal.

DEP receives proposals under the state Environmental Good Samaritan Act Program for both mine reclamation and oil and gas well plugging.

The Good Samaritan Program is for landowners, citizens, watershed associations, environmental organizations and governmental entities who do not have a legal responsibility to reclaim abandoned lands, abate water pollution or plug abandoned wells, but are interested in addressing these problems.

Click Here to use DEP’s interactive GIS map to show Good Samaritan oil and gas well projects (orange squares).

Click Here for a map of mine reclamation projects. Click Here for a list of projects.

There are an estimated 250,000 abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania.

For more information on this program, visit DEP’s Environmental Good Samaritan Program webpage.

Related Article:

-- Good Samaritan Proposal To Plug Orphan Oil & Gas Well In Allegheny County

[Posted: June 4, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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