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Underground coal has been mined in Pennsylvania for more than 200 years. It extends throughout 43 of our 67 counties.

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Over one million homes in Pennsylvania sit on top of abandoned mines. Most homeowner's policies do not cover damage caused by mine subsidence or mine water breakouts.

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Coverage is elective (voluntary) and affordable. Residential Coverage of $150,000 costs just $82.50 a year. Since 1961, we have paid out over $28 million in homeowner claims.

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Mine Subsidence in the News:

DEP campaign targets undermined communities (posted 4/8/15) (TRIBLIVE) -- Sending property owners a notice showing how their buildings sit above old mines has encouraged more of them to subscribe to a nonprofit state mine subsidence insurance program, a state official said.

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