2006 • 50 acres • Hanover Township, Luzerne County, PA
The Hanover 7A site – also known as Cleveland Bank – was in a prime position for reuse, as it was situated just off of S.R. 29 and adjacent to the Hanover Industrial Estates. Remediation was required, however, not only to reclaim the mine-scarred sections, but also to cap area used as a landfill after the Agnes flood. Work on the site was completed in 2006. Half of the property was sold to a developer in 2019, who would go on to construct a new Pennsylvania State Police barracks and training facility for Troop P. The remaining 30 acres are being evaluated for a regional recreation area.
September 2020 | EC awarded $22,000 C2P2 grant to develop master site plan for potential recreation area on remaining 30 acres by PA DCNR. Progress on the project can be followed here.
September 2019 | Developer PSP NE, LLC, purchases 20 acres of reclaimed site to build new headquarters for PA State Police, Troop P. The facility opens in February 2021.
December 2018 | EC engages Kriger to perform engineering, permitting, and construction of access road. Work is completed in 2020.
December 2017 | EC awarded $2 million grant from Multimodal Transportation Fund by PA DCED to construct three access roads, one of which will connect to the Hanover 7A property.
June 2006 | Cap, placement of topsoil (1,300 loads), and seeding of 47 acres completed. Approximately three acres need to be readdressed due to flooding during the month.
March 2006 | Ash placement approximately 75% complete.
February 2005 | Work begins on placement of ash to cap the site.
April 2004 | Majority of stormwater system complete.
June 2003 | Earthwork begins.
May 2003 | Competitve bids received for construction services. No. 1 Contracting is contracted as lowest qualified bidder.
December 2001 | EC engages Borton-Lawson to complete engineering design for reclamation.
March 2001 | EC awarded Growing Greener grant for $923,000 to reclaim site by PA DEP.
December 1998 | Geotechnical report determines suitability of several locations for future development.
November 1998 | Geotechnical drilling operations occur.
September 1998 | PA DEP approves request to conduct additional geotechnical testing.
June 1998 | EC sells 170 acres of the site to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry.
April 1998 | PA DEP concludes no further remedial action is needed for Hanover 7A, but does recommend additional geotechnical analysis.
January 1998 | On-site meeting of representatives from EC, PA DEP, and Senator Musto to discuss funding strategies for reclamation.
December 1997 | Draft reports are compelted and submitted to PA DEP.
July – August 1997 | Evaluation continues, which includes sampling from test pits and monitoring wells.
Prior to June 1997 | EC awarded $183,585 by PA DCED and $60,000 by Luzerne County to complete Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments on Hanover 7A. Engineering firm Roy F. Weston, Inc., is contracted for the two studies and evaluation begins.
$930,000 – PA DEP, Growing Greener Program
$183,000 – PA DCED, Industrial Sites Reuse Program
$60,000 – Luzerne County
$528,000 – EC
$7,000 – Private Sector
On-site conditions of Cleveland Bank before reclamation.
Another view of flood debris on Hanover 7A.
Grading operations underway.
Continued grading of the site with a bulldozer.
Placement and grading of topsoil.
Mass seeding of site.
Aerial view of reclaimed Cleveland Bank/Hanover 7A site.
Facade of new PA State Police headquarters on western side of site.