Richard S. wrote:I live just about 2 miles upriver from where that happened.Theres a drainage tunnel (Jeddo tunnel) in the valley that drains flooded undergrond coal mines in the Hazleton area
You're lucky it's only mine waste. If there wasn't houses in the way you could see the Butler mine tunnel from my porch. Some Jackass had a garage about 2 or 3 miles from the river and they were dumping all kinds of toxic waste into a borehole on the property. they got caught and it was only a short time later that waste made it's way into the river discharged from the tunnel. That was back in the late 70's early 80's. Hasn't been any major events in a decade or two that I'm aware of but they still monitor it 24/7.
Hi neighbor! I'm less than 500 yards from the Knox and it seems like yesterday I was standing on on the 8th street bridge with my mom and dad watching the rail cars being sucked into that whirlpool. Some sights stay with you forever.
On the upside.............. Unlike me, your a bit above the Butler but I'm downstream.
Richard , are you up near Dick Woods?