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Oneida No. 3 Mine Tunnel

Oneida No. 3 Mine Tunnel

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2008
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $0.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Google Earth/Maps
Latitude 40.918333
Longitude -76.147222
Elevation 0
Project Oneida No. 3 Mine Tunnel
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Good/Operational
AMD Source Underground
Stream Tomhicken Creek
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Nuremberg
City/Township North Union
County Schuylkill
State PA

Description: The discharge is located roughly two miles northwest of the town of Oneida in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Oneida #3 Mine Tunnel was driven 7,000 feet north of the actual mine to drain the mine water to the Tomhicken Creek, and it drains portions of the South Green Mountain Coal Basin. The Oneida #3 Mine Tunnel Discharge is the second largest discharge to the Catawissa Creek with an average flow of 4,000 gpm, a pH of 4.6, net acidity of 15 mg/l, total aluminum of 2 mg/l, total iron of 0.2 mg/l and total manganese of 0.5 mg/l. The system was designed similar to the Audenreid Treatment System, but only needed 2 limestone filled tanks. Due to limited Growing Greener grant funding and increased construction costs, only 1 tank was installed, but the system may be expanded when money funding is available.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Concrete Limestone Tanks 2 N/A
Settling Pond 1 N/A
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Contact Person:
Contact Organization: Schuylkill County Conservation District
Project Designer:
Project Designer Organization:
Project Responsible Organization: Schuylkill County Conservation District
Title Source Amount Date
AMD/AML Program - Second Limestone Tank PA DEP Other $1,816,830.00
EPA Section 319 EPA Section 319 $956,000.00
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External System IDs
Title System
D1-449 Datashed 1.0
PA-292 OSM
Project Performance