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Vintondale AMD Park work underway

The Vintondale Acid Mine Drainage and Art Park is taking shape near the banks of the Blacklick Creek upstream of the borough. Photo above shows the sign announcing start of the project in 1999, in front of the site. Below: park picnic pavillion is shown, partially built. Scroll down for more photos and captions.

Photos by Judy Rose

Above, a retention pond collects acid mine drainage, the "sulfur water" that has been polluting most major streams in the Cambria/Indiana area since the heydays of the coalmines. Below, additional retention ponds. The first shot below includes some of the cat-o-nine-tails that have been found to be effective in neutralizing the "sulfur" or mine drainage.

The final photo shows a series of drainage ponds. The photo captures the setting of the park, which, adjacent to the Ghost Town Trail, should someday evolve in one of the area's most popular.
Related pages: Vision Groups established | New York Times article cited in letter
Vintondale AMD webpage

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