March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today approved a project by Hazleton Creek Properties that will use processed construction and demolition debris, as well as regulated fill, to reclaim the Mammoth strip pit
in Hazleton City, Luzerne County.
It's a small mallard spread on an eight-acre strip pit, more or less, and a natural blind in the willows.
Or rather, it's the high salinity content of these ponds, and these strip pits in particular, that keeps them from freezing over.
The notable exception is The Pit--a submerged strip pit
pond with depths in the 10-to 15-foot range.
5-acre strip pit
known as the "Mile Pit" in Coal and Zerbe townships, Northumberland County.
9-acre project involves the reclamation of one abandoned strip pit eliminating 2,200 feet of high wall in the Swatara Creek watershed.
3-acre project involves grading on-site material to reclaim two abandoned strip pits in the North Branch Susquehanna River watershed.
As days shorten and night time lows pull water temperatures down, bait that had been drawn shallow by cooling temperatures will be driven deep after a hard front passes, especially on lakes that offer a deep water refuge--Talquin, Santa Fe, the Butler Chain and any number of old strip pits
and phosphate mines come to mind.
And so, slowly but surely, all of the mining in Healy Valley died out and what was left behind was a series of old abandoned buildings, load-out facilities, a series of strip pits
, and other mining-related stuff.
4 million contract to eliminate dangerous cliffs, fill large strip pits
and vegetate 235 acres of abandoned mine lands in Carbondale, Lackawanna County.
Blackwood West, Reilly Township: This 75-acre project involves backfilling strip pits
and installing passive treatment systems to treat outflows.
Seven major sites in Mercer, Lawrence, Venango and Armstrong counties have large strip pits
requiring extensive reclamation work.