This Summer we wrapped up our reclamation efforts at the former Energy Marketing mine site in Barbour County. Over the past year, contractors closed off an old mine entrance, removed large amounts of debris, and grouted several large channels to funnel acid mine drainage into treatment ponds.
Our contractors also completed and began treating water in a new water treatment facility at the former LaRosa mine site next to the Monongahela River in Marion County. Engineers designed a system that neutralizes acid mine drainage by adding lime to the water before feeding it into a clarifier where metallic solids drop out. The WV DEP will monitor and maintain this facility indefinitely.