A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).
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?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.24MB - Duration: 29:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
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