Pennsylvania Mine could become Superfund site

BY BOB BERWYNsummit daily news

A toxic brew of heavy metals has long been seeping from the mine’s shafts and tunnels, poisoning the water far downstream. Experts say there is no direct human health risk associated with the acid mine drainage. But concentrations of zinc are high enough to kill trout and other aquatic life several miles away at Keystone.

“This project could benefit from a Superfund designation,” said Elizabeth Russell, Trout Unlimited’s project manager for the cleanup.