Summit County mine gets pollution-prevention plug

State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County’s mine cleanup efforts by plugging the Pennsylvania Mine.

The abandoned mine east of Keystone is one of Summit County’s biggest environmental problems.

The mine sends toxic heavy metal concentrates and acidifies water flowing into Peru Creek that feeds Dillon Reservoir.

According to the Summit Daily, a plug of concrete and steel will help prevent water from flowing through the mine. Officials say water will back up inside and reduce the concentration of metals and sulfides.

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Information from: Summit Daily News 

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