Scarlift Site 12 is the largest mine discharge in the Shamokin Creek watershed. We submitted a Growing Greener grant proposal to characterize the physical layout, chemstry and flow at this site. We also planned to examine the use of steel slag for treatment, first in the lab, and if lab results show that slag will not cause environmental harm, in the field. The proposal was not funded.

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Figure 1. The strip pit at Scarlift Site 12. The effluent flows over a debris dam and into Shamokin Creek within 20 meters as shown in Figure 2.
 
Figure 2. The effluent of the strip pit at Scarlift Site 12 looking towards its confluence with Shamokin Creek.
 
Figure 3. Pond 2 of the treatment system at Scarlift Site 42; one of the potential sites for experiment addition of steel slag to raise alkalinity and pH.
 
Figure 4. Pond 3 of the treatment system at Scarlift Site 42; one of the potential sites for experiment addition of steel slag to raise alkalinity and pH.
 
Topographic map of area around Site 12. Horizontal map length = 1200 m.
 
Bucknell students surveying the pond at Site 12 as SCRA members watch on 6/15/01.

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