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2012 Mine Subsidence Articles

Mine repairs under way in NBV (posted 12/13/12)
(Valley Independent) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection has begun efforts to stabilize the area affected by mine subsidence in North Belle Vernon.

Specialized DEP crew needed for N. Belle Vernon subsidence (posted 11/30/12)
(Valley Independent) -- North Belle Vernon officials said Thursday that local state Department of Environmental Protection officials are calling in a more specialized crew to assess damage caused by mine subsidence in the borough.

Mine subsidence affects yards, garages in North Belle Vernon (posted 11/29/12)
(Valley Independent) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection has been called in to assess damage caused by mine subsidence in North Belle Vernon.

Mine subsidence found beneath Hyde Park houses (posted 11/29/12)
(Valley News Dispatch) -- In the spring of 2011, Shelva Corna answered the buzzer of her clothes dryer, but found a problem in her basement that would cost upward of $30,000 to fix.

DEP: South Scranton hole is apparent mine subsidence (posted 9/21/12)
(Scranton Times-Tribune) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection is treating a hole that opened along a residential street in South Scranton as a mine subsidence.

Consider coverage for subsidence (posted 8/12/12)
(Times Leader) -- IF ONE OF your prized possessions your house suddenly dropped into a chasm, wrecking its walls and ruining the foundation, would you be able to recover emotionally and financially?

Many at risk lacking subsidence coverage (posted 8/9/12)
(Times Leader) -- More than 200,000 people living in 40 Luzerne County municipalities could be at risk of sustaining property damage from mine subsidence. Yet there are just 4,935 mine subsidence insurance policies issued throughout the county by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

DEP to fill suspected mine subsidence beneath Scranton apartment complex (posted 6/5/12)
(Scranton Times-Tribune) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection plans to fill in a suspected mine subsidence beneath a city apartment complex on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Subsidence Opens near Shamokin (posted 5/7/12)
(WNEP) -- A subsidence that opened Friday has closed a road near Shamokin.

Subsidence Filled, Route 61 Open (posted 4/13/12)
(WNEP) -- PennDOT has wrapped up work on a mine subsidence along Route 61 near Shamokin and both northbound lanes are open again.

Mine Subsidence Restricts Part of Route 61 (posted 4/12/12)
(WNEP) -- A section of Route 61 north in Northumberland County is restricted as PennDOT crews work to fill a mine subsidence near Shamokin.

Subsidence in Blakely doubles in size, gets filled (posted 3/21/12)
(Scranton Times-Tribune) -- A mine subsidence that formed last week in Blakely on a state road got bigger - much bigger.

Subsidence is Filled in Lackawanna County (posted 3/20/12)
(WNEP) -- The mine subsidence that opened on a road in Peckville last Friday is now filled.

Subsidence is Growing in Lackawanna County (posted 3/19/12)
(WNEP) -- A hole that opened in a road last Friday in Lackawanna County is getting bigger.

Mine subsidence closes part of state Route 247 in Blakely (posted 3/17/12)
(Scranton Times-Tribune) -- A portion of Route 247 in Blakely was shut down Friday after a possible mine subsidence cracked open a large hole in the road, state Department of Transportation spokesman James May said.

Hole Closes Road in Lackawanna County (posted 3/16/12)
(WNEP) -- A mine subsidence opened Friday afternoon on a busy road in Peckville.

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