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Buck Mtn. #2 Tunnel ALD

Buck Mtn. #2 Tunnel ALD

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2009
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $99,615.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Google Earth/Maps
Latitude 40.981421
Longitude -75.812685
Elevation 0
Project Buck Mtn. #2 Tunnel ALD
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Not Operational
AMD Source Underground
Stream Buck Mountain Creek
River Basin Delaware
Quad Weatherly
City/Township Lausanne
County Carbon
State PA

Description: In 2008, Wildlands Conservancy worked to construct a passive AMD treatment system in Carbon County near the border with Luzerne County for approximately $400,000. The Buck Mountain #2 Tunnel contributes very high levels of aluminum, iron, manganese and acidity to Buck Mountain Creek, a tributary to the Lehigh River. Shortly after the system was started for the first time, a residence down the hill started experiencing additional water on the property and the system was shut down for fear of property damage. It was refurbished only a few years later to fix the leak and begin treating the AMD again. The project came out of a study that Wildlands started in 1998 to characterize the abandoned mine drainage impacts to the Lehigh River. The current project uses a passive system which replaced an earlier system that mechanically-added powdered limestone.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Anoxic Collection System 1 N/A
Limestone Bed 1 N/A
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Project Responsible Organization: Wildlands Conservancy
Title Source Amount Date
PA DEP Growing Greener PA DEP Growing Greener $234,945.00
External System IDs
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D1-325 Datashed 1.0
PA-293 OSM
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