Reclamation of the Mather gob pile

As a part of the remediation project, the coal refuse will be graded, compacted and covered with two feet of silt from Duke Lake. The project also includes plans to stabilize the stream bank on the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek.

As a part of the remediation project, the coal refuse will be graded, compacted and covered with two feet of silt from Duke Lake. The project also includes plans to stabilize the stream bank on the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek.



State Sen. Tim Solobay and I discuss the remediation project with officials and the news media.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I discuss the remediation project with officials and the news media.



The monstrous waste pile looms in the background, awaiting reclamation.

The monstrous waste pile looms in the background, awaiting reclamation.



I discuss the long-awaited remediation project during the kick-off in Mather

I discuss the long-awaited remediation project during the kick-off in Mather



Greene County Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman joined me in welcoming the start of remediation efforts.

Greene County Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman joined me in welcoming the start of remediation efforts.



DEP awarded a $1.6 million contract to Berner Construction of Gap, Lancaster County, to reclaim the refuse pile.

DEP awarded a $1.6 million contract to Berner Construction of Gap, Lancaster County, to reclaim the refuse pile.



A diagram of the current Mather gob pile.

A diagram of the current Mather gob pile.



A diagram of what the site should look like after it has been remediated.

A diagram of what the site should look like after it has been remediated.



Steep cuts pose safety concerns for the neighborhood.

Steep cuts pose safety concerns for the neighborhood.



The reclamation project will go a long way toward improving the quality of life, and the environment, in Mather.

The reclamation project will go a long way toward improving the quality of life, and the environment, in Mather.