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Plainsville Borehole Discharge

Plainsville Borehole Discharge

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Original Construction Year 2002
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $0.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 41.281111
Longitude -75.863056
Elevation 0
Project Plainsville Borehole Discharge
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Needs Maintenance
AMD Source Underground
Stream North Branch Susquehanna River
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Pittston
City/Township Plains Twp. / Plains
County Luzerne
State PA

Description: The Plainsville Borehole discharges directly to the Susquehanna River. The boreholes were drilled in 2001 by PA DEP BAMR to relieve pressure when the original discharge portal collapsed almost a 1.4 mile upstream. The boreholes were drilled near an abandoned top soil pit. The pit serves as a pond to oxidize and drop out iron sediments before entering the river. Although more could be done to optimize the "system" over half of the iron is retained.

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