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2013 Mine Subsidence Articles

Workers prepare to pump filler to combat Mt. Oliver mine subsidence (posted 8/14/13)
(Tribune-Review) -- Workers on Friday could begin the second phase of a project to stabilize an abandoned mine under Mt. Oliver.

Mine subsidence in region a constant problem for DEP (posted 8/4/13)
(Valley News Dispatch) -- Shelva Corna wasn't too happy to spend part of her retirement on $30,000-plus in repairs for her Hyde Park basement that shifted in 2011 due to mine subsidence.

Subsidence repairs begin on Mt. Oliver (posted 7/31/13)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- The Mount Oliver residents whose homes were damaged by a mine subsidence three weeks ago are finally seeing progress this week in the repair of a cavity beneath Frederick Street.

Century-old coal mine in Mount Oliver to be filled (posted 7/27/13)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- Two weeks after mine subsidence damaged more than 20 houses, crews attempted to begin the slow process of filling in an abandoned mine Friday in Mount Oliver.

Drilling begins to stabilize Mt. Oliver homes (posted 7/27/13)
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) -- Testing for mine subsidence in Mt. Oliver Borough could expand when the state Department of Environmental Protection finishes filling sinkholes that damaged homes on Frederick Street, officials said.

Reclaiming Mt. Oliver home 'not even worth it,' owner says (posted 7/20/13)
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) -- Stephen Thomas said on Friday he doesn't think he'll ever move back to his Frederick Street home in Mt. Oliver.

DEP determines mine subsidence caused Mt. Oliver homes' damage (posted 7/15/13)
(Tribune-Review) -- State regulators plan to fill an abandoned underground coal mine in Mt. Oliver Borough this month to stop homes from sliding off their foundations, a Department of Environmental Protection spokesman said on Monday.

Mt. Oliver homes ' sinking problems a mystery (posted 7/14/13)
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) -- Mine subsidence probably caused several homes to shift off their foundations in Mount Oliver, according to state environmental regulators who will be on site Monday to test that theory.

Residents in Mt. Oliver evacuated after homes shift off their foundations (posted 7/12/13)
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) -- Families evacuated three homes on Frederick Street in Mt. Oliver Friday afternoon because buildings started shifting on their foundations.

Channel 11 investigates: Areas most prone to mine subsidence (posted 5/10/13)
(WPXI) -- PITTSBURGH The calm of the country drew in John Goral's father.

Blythedale 'relief' on the way (posted 2/14/13)
(McKeesport Daily News) -- Motorists who regularly travel Blythedale Road in Elizabeth Township have gotten used to the stop signs bookending a section of the roadway that is restricted to a single lane because of mine subsidence.

DEP Investigating Archbald Mine Subsidence (posted 1/10/13)
(WNEP) -- ARCHBALD — A gaping hole in the middle of a neighborhood in Lackawanna County has finally been filled in.

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