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AREA PROBLEMS FROM PAST MINING ACTIVITIES DISCUSSED

 AREA PROBLEMS FROM PAST MINING ACTIVITIES DISCUSSED
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Department of


Natural Resources (ODNR) will hold a public meeting on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Cooperative Extension Office in Athens and on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Muskingum Area Technical College Lecture Hall in Zanesville to discuss problems from past mining activities now affecting these areas. Representatives from ODNR's Division of Reclamation will discuss the proposed takeover of the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Program and a number of area projects included in the Reclamation Eleventh Annual Work Plan which will be submitted to the Federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ODNR is requesting $5.9 million to fund the ALM Program this year.
 The plan includes 19 projects in the Athens District totalling $968,349. The district encompasses Athens, Hocking and Meigs counties. The projects include work to alleviate road flooding, acid mine drainage, several dangerous mine openings, a landslide, and subsidies.
 Eight projects in the Jackson District totaling $1,079,054 will also be discussed at the meeting in Athens. Jackson District projects include work in Gallia and Lawrence counties. Projects include work to alleviate abandoned strip mine areas, mine drainage, road flooding, two landslides and stream restoration.
 At the meeting in Zanesville, 12 projects in the Zanesville District totaling $1,270,316 will be discussed. The district projects include work in Coshocton, Muskingum, Noble and Perry counties. The projects include work to alleviate mine drainage, coal refuse areas, several dangerous highwalls, impoundments and a landslide. Some of the projects are in residential areas.
 "The purpose of these meetings is to inform the public of the assistance that is available to them through the Abandoned Mine Lands Program, and to give area residents an opportunity to inform our Division of Reclamation to know about some of the problems they may face due to past mining practices," said ODNR Director Frances S. Buchholzer.
 Additional meetings will be held in Salem, St. Clairsville and Zanesville. For additional information concerning these meetings, call the Division of Reclamation, 614-265-1089.
 PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
 ATHENS DISTRICT $968,349.00
 Bradbury Road Seep Meigs County Final D & Co(A)
 4 Acres of mine drainage. $23,920
 Carr Bailey Athens County Final D & Co
 1/2 acre gob pile causing road flooding. $20,125
 General Clay Shaft Hocking County Final D & Co
 A 40-foot deep vertical shaft. $4,380
 Hauck Meigs County Final D & Co
 1/2 acre mine drainage area. $10,350
 Jeffers Meigs County Final D & Co
 1/2 acre landslide with mine drainage. $16,353
 Larkin Miegs County Final D & Co
 A horizontal entry and mine drainage. $8,970
 Meigs UG No. 2 (Princess Pat) Meigs County Construction
 6 horizontal entries and 3 acre gob pile. $36,426
 Meigs UG No. 2 (Forest Run) Meigs County Construction
 5 horizontal entries and 1 vertical shaft. $15,490
 Meigs UG No. 2 (Syracuse) Meigs County Construction
 A horizontal entry. $3,088
 Minker Subsidence Athens County Final D & Co
 A subsidence event on a horse trail. $2,990
 Nesse Meigs County Construction
 2 landslides $73,260
 North Athens County Final design
 Water quality problem. $4,490
 Owl Creek Hocking County Final D & Co
 Several horizontal entries and vertical shaft. $10,436
 Pageville V Meigs County Construction
 69 acres of surface mine causing road flooding. $657,944
 Skinner Athens County Construction
 A subsidence event within the City of Glouster. $18,636
 Stone Athes County Final D & Co
 3 horizontal entries and mine drainage area. $11,373
 Taylor Ridge Athens County Final D & Co
 A subsidence event $15,991
 Titus Road I Meigs County Final Design
 166 acres of strip mine. $9,850
 Trimble Wildlife Athens County Final D & Co
 A 2 acre gob pile, a subsidence and a mine
 entry. $24,277
 JACKSON DISTRICT $1,079,054
 Abbott Rock Slide (Abbott Site) Lawrence County Final D & Co
 Mine drainage and landslide $19,582
 Abbott Rock Slide (Echo Dr.) Lawrence County Final D & Co
 Landslide and mine drainage $18,308
 Hudson Gallia County Final D & Co
 20 acres of surface mine causing road flooding $2,080
 Little Pine Creek Lawrence County Construction
 30 acres of strip mine & stream restoration $434,156
 Old Kyger Flooding Gallia County Final D & Co
 Road Flooding problem $61,025
 Oxyer Road Gallia County Final Design
 Mine drainage affecting 2 private residences $16,876
 Tickle Lawrence County Final Design
 Stream restoration to solve road flooding $27,500
 Turkey Red Gallia County Final Design
 145 acres of surface mine causing road flooding $5,570
 White Oak V Gallia County Construction
 50 acres of surface mine causing road flooding $493,957
 ZANESVILLE DISTRICT $1,270,316
 Brake Highwall Muskingum County Final Design
 A dangerous highwall near a rural farm $1,800
 Brigglesville Perry County Construction
 40 acres of strip mine causing road flooding $317,358
 Coal Run Seeps Muskingum County Construction
 Mine drainage and 2 acre gob pile $23,518
 Eagles Peak Perry County Construction
 Dangerous highwalls and impoundments $55,985
 Freedom Coal Noble County Final Design
 153 acre strip mine causing road flooding $74,500
 Imperial Shaft Noble County Final D & Co.
 Vertical Shaft and 3 acre gob pile $49,551
 Muskingum County Road No. 7 Muskingum County Construction
 12 acre strip mine with horizontal entry $118,250
 Noble Township Road No. 6 Noble County Final D & Co.
 16 acre strip mine & landslide affecting roads $106,070
 Sheridan Road AMD Coshocton County Final Design
 Mine drainage affecting a private residence $2,600
 Sunnyhill Highwall Perry County Construction
 12 acres of strip mine & a dangerous highwall $257,114
 Toth II Muskingum County Construction
 30 acres of strip mine causing road flooding $217,770
 Union Carbide I Noble County Final Design
 87 acre strip mine causing road flooding $45,800
 (A) D & Co. means Design and Construction
 -0- 12/2/91
 /CONTACT: Pat Maves of ODNR, 614-265-1017/ CO: Ohio Department of Natural Resources ST: Ohio IN: SU:


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