A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for Aug 18, 2017

08-18-2017

Topic: Mine subsidence and what you can do to protect yourself

Guests: Carl Massini, mining engineer, and Lauren Fraley, spokesperson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

How discussed: Huge portions of the Mon Valley were mined for coal, beginning in the late 1700s and continuing up through World War II. In some communities, practically all of the homes are built over abandoned coal mines. Why do these coal mines fail? What are the symptoms and signs of mine subsidence? How can property owners protect themselves? What does the protection provide?

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