The Treatment System
Discharge from Vintondale Mine No. 3
The Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) we treat is coming from Vintondale Mine No. 3. Opened in 1899 by the Vinton Colliery Company, it was one of the first in the country to utilize the newly developed "long-wall" method of mining. This mine was one of six that the Vinton Colliery Company operated in the Vintondale area, all now abandoned. Today the mine has filled with water and the resulting AMD discharge is piped from the mine opening, across the old railroad bridge at the west end of the site and into the first pond or cell, which we call the "Acid Pool."
Water Quality at Vintondale Treatment System
|Location||Date||Flow (GPM)||pH||Alkalinity to pH 4.5 (mg/l as CaCO3)||Acidity to pH 8.2 (mg/l as CaCO3)||Fe (mg/l)||Mn (mg/l)||Al (mg/l)||Sulfates (mg/l)||Suspended Solids (mg/l)|
|Pond 1 Inflow||6/15/2004||75||2.8||0||303||15.6||2.35||26.3||603||< 3.0|
|Pond 1 Inflow||4/4/2005||300||3.0||0||285||14.6||2.78||44.2||580||< 3.0|
|Pond 1 Inflow||1/10/2006||60||2.5||0||350||23.0||2.50||41.7||450||< 3.0|
Funding for this part of the Vintondale AMD&ART Remediation System came from the funding sources noted in the documents below.
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