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EC was proud to show its ongoing work in addressing mine-scarred lands and waters in the South Valley as part of a tour with Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Deb Haaland; U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright; Deputy Secretary for PADEP‘s Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations, John Stefanko; Secretary of PADCNR, Cindy Dunn; other representatives from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and PADEP; and our friends at EPCAMR. The group visited both the Askam Borehole AMD Treatment System in Hanover Township and the Bliss Bank reclamation site in Nanticoke.

Prior to arrival in the South Valley, a press event was held in Swoyersville at the Harry E. Bank to announce of $25 million in grant awards through the AML Economic Revitalization Program for Pennsylvania. Also touted was the recently-passed Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which reauthorizes the AML Trust Fund, as well as earmarks additional funds for AML cleanup and related job development initiatives.  See highlights from the visit in a clip from This Week in Interior – January 28, 2022 by clicking here.