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2006 Mine Subsidence Articles
Portion of street sinks in Monongahela (posted 11/18/06)
(The Valley Independent) -- MONONGAHELA - When mine subsidence caused her neighbor's home across the street to sink, it motivated Paula Blackwell to obtain state-sponsored insurance.
Hole opens in Avoca (posted 10/30/2006)
(WNEP) -- A hole that opened over the weekend in Luzerne County is blamed on a mine subsidence.
Federal officials at sinking house (10/13/06)
(WNEP) -- State and federal officials are trying to figure out what is causing a home in Scranton to sink.
11-month project begins to shore up Freedom Area High (posted 9/7/06)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- Freedom Area High School students practicing for fall sports, band or cheerleading are now dodging drilling rigs as well as dealing with demanding coaches.
Agencies step in to stabilize Pittston street (posted 9/1/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — Stabilizing the earth beneath one section of Pittston will lead to an analysis of the ground below the entire city and, eventually, a new citywide sewer system.
Pittston gets some answers to sewers and subsidences (posted 9/1/06)
(Times Leader) -- A standing-room crowd filled Pittston’s City Council chambers Thursday to hear what will be done
about mine subsidence problems on Mill Street.
Meeting held concerning mine subsidence in Pittston (posted 8/31/06)
(WYOU) -- A huge mine subsidence has shaken the foundation of a Pittston neighborhood for months now.
Mill Street residents fearing a disaster (posted 8/23/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — Grace Janosky lies in bed at night and swears she hears cracking noises.
River Hill Road won't reopen before start of academic year (posted 8/18/06)
(The Valley Independent) -- FORWARD TOWNSHIP - A portion of River Hill Road, closed when it collapsed in May, will likely not reopen to traffic in time for the start of the new school year.
frustrated by cave-ins (posted 8/18/06)
(WNEP) -- A neighborhood in Pittston has been plagued with mine subsidences for decades and no one seems sure how to stop the problem.
Cave-in fear undermines (posted 8/17/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — Mill Street residents told City Council on Wednesday night they’re “terrified” of living on their road, where mine subsidences have caused sewer failure and street erosion for more than three years.
Office of Surface Mining to assess Mill St. subsidence (posted 8/16/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — The U.S. Office of Surface Mining plans to drill boreholes and send a video camera underground to assess damage from a third subsidence beneath the 100 block of Mill Street, said David Philbin, an OSM mining engineer.
Sinking highway costing state (posted 8/9/06)
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) -- A 17-mile section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway that opened four years ago in southern Allegheny County is sinking, and the price tag to fix it is rising.
Natural gas service being restored to damaged houses (posted 7/27/06)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- Six months to the day after the gas in her home was turned off because of mine subsidence in Pleasant Hills, Debbie Tobias got good news.
Boil advisory in part of Schuylkill county (posted 7/20/06)
(WNEP) -- There is more fall-out in Schuylkill County from last month's flooding. All the water caused a suspected mine subsidence and
that caused a water main break, leaving a lot of people near Minersville high and dry.
Hole filled, family returns home (posted 7/17/06)
(WNEP) -- A family is back home after a mine subsidence forced them out last week.
Sinkhole forces family from home (posted 7/13/06)
(WNEP) -- A family in Schuylkill County is being forced out of their home by a massive mine subsidence and they don't know when it will
be safe to return.
Mining woes: neighbors find cracks in their homes (posted 7/9/06)
(Valley News Dispatch) -- Debbie Buhl and her husband had seen cracks in the two-car attached garage at their North Apollo home before, but had attributed them to old age.
Officials making progress with mine subsidence (posted 7/6/06)
(Your South Hills) -- Mine subsidence may soon be just a memory in Pleasant Hills. Thanks to the Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Surface Mining, many of the problems residents faced due to mine subsidence have been solved.
Agnes was not even half of this Mine rupture adds to Carbondales problems (posted 6/29/06)
(The Scanton Times-Tribune) -- CARBONDALE — Joe Pilcavage had been on duty since Tuesday morning, and hadn’t slept in more than 30 hours. But that was by far the least of his worries.
Rushing Water in Carbondale (posted 6/28/06)
(WNEP) -- In Carbondale Wednesday water gushed from a mine opening, forcing crews into action. It happened in an area where people
didn't think they had to worry about high water.
Pittston mine subsidence growing (posted 6/28/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — Mining inspectors recently found a third subsidence beneath Mill Street, increasing the cost of the project where a city sewer main lies damaged.
Require insurance (posted 6/27/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- One of the most amazing statistics to flow out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating floods was that only about 40 percent of homeowners had flood insurance. Of about 213,000 houses in the city, about 85,000 were covered by federally subsidized flood insurance.
Subsidence insurance underused, state says (posted 6/26/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- PITTSTON — John and Mary Lou Callaio thought they were safe.
Mines cause sinking feeling (posted 6/25/06)
(Tribune-Review) -- Robert Harding is wearing only one shirt these days.
Backyard subsidence is really nothing new (posted 5/25/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- More than 40 years have passed and homeowners on Meridian Avenue in Scranton still have the same complaints — high taxes, cold winters and the occasional mine subsidence in the backyard.
35 foot subsidence opens (posted 5/24/06)
(The Scranton Times-Tribune) -- Karen Schreck was cutting the grass deep in her backyard when she noticed something wasn’t right.
Subsidence forces still more repairs on Mon-Fayette expressway (posted 5/2/06)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- A 17-mile section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway between Interstate 70 in Fallowfield and Route 51 in Jefferson Hills has been troubled by subsidence, with at least four incidents since it opened in April 2002.
Expressway repairs to cost $470,000 in Carroll Twp. (posted 5/2/06)
(The Valley Independent) -- CARROLL TOWNSHIP - Motorists will face lane restrictions on a small section of the Mon/Fayette Expressway as crews repair damage caused by mine subsidence.
Subsidence opens in Schuylkill county (posted 4/24/06)
(WNEP) -- Mining officials are calling a large hole a dangerous subsidence. The hole opened over the weekend.
Subsidence cuts gas service to 18 Pleasant Hills homes (posted 1/26/06)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- About 18 Pleasant Hills homeowners have been without natural gas for a week after mine subsidence damaged a gas line as well as about seven homes.