AMD in Cambria County

Cleaner Water for West Branch

A new $13 million water remediation plant is treating more than 5
million gallons of highly acidic water, or Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), daily from an old coal mine in Cambria County.

The plant aids in the cleanup of an estimated 50-mile stretch of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, and went online in late 2011.

The site is now putting millions of gallons of clean water into the Susquehanna River Basin and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.

Funding was possible through the Office of Surface Mining and Growing Greener Funding.

Read more from the Tribune-Democrat here.