Public hearing on Karadus Mine set for Springfield Elementary
By Rachel R. Basinger
Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011,
The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Elementary School as part of the bond release process that Amerikohl Mining is completing for the Karadus Mine in Springfield Township.
Kevin Sunday, a spokesman for the DEP, said mining started at the site in February 2006 and wrapped up in the same year.
This week's public hearing will be the last in a three-step process that mining companies must finish in order to get a bond on the site released, which frees the company from any further reclamation obligations.
Sunday said the first step in the process is to complete any mining. The second step is to reclaim the property and submit reports to the DEP for review on the process, he said.
The third step is to take part in a public meeting in which members of the public can comment on any concerns they might have with the reclamation of the site.
The Mountain Watershed Association has voiced concerns about water quality in that area, Sunday said.
A geologist will be on hand as well as different technical staff with the DEP to address any concerns, he added.
Association representatives could not be reached for comment.
Springfield Elementary is off Route 711 in the Normalville area.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.