Mine subsidence swallows toby creek

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Post by nut » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 9:11 am

This is near you Richard?

 
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Post by Hambden Bob » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 9:38 am

Yikes..!! Now That's A Problem..!!


 
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Post by Richard S. » Thu. Apr. 18, 2024 10:37 am

It's a few miles from me. Subsidence's were more common when I was growing up but they tapered off over the years. There is a creek across from my house that only runs during heavy rain . It comes off the mountain and disappears into the mines somewhere in between my house and the mountain.

 
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Post by BigBarney » Sun. Apr. 21, 2024 3:55 pm

Remember 1959 Knox mine was broken into by the river...



They dumped anything they could to stop the flooding...

Remember the 12 that died in this disaster...

And put many mines out of production...

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Post by BigBarney » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 10:53 pm

Found recent article on Knox Mine...65th anniversary...

Does anyone know how many mines were flooded by this?

As many of the mines were interconnected...



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Post by Richard S. » Tue. Apr. 23, 2024 5:58 am

BigBarney wrote:
Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 10:53 pm
As many of the mines were interconnected...
Don't know how true this is but I have heard it said you could walk from Nanticoke to Pittston underground, about 15 miles. That disaster occurred in Pittston which is up river and where the Wyoming Valley begins, Nanticoke is last large town in the Wyoming Valley. They were already pumping a lot of water out of the mines before that happened and AFAIK they were all flooded through the entire Wyoming Valley. Bear in mind the industry was already in decline since the early 20's so that was basically the nail in the coffin for underground mines in the Wyoming Valley.

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