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Reclamation Project Complete

A former abandoned mine area in Cambria County was given new life Monday.

Federal, state and local officials announced the completion of a $2 million reclamation project at an abandoned mine area in South Fork.

216,000 cubic yards of the 27-acre Stineman refuse pile was removed and processed for electricity at the Seward Cogen plant.

The land was regraded and replanted.

It now includes a 1.6-mile trail that connects with the Path of the Flood Trail.

Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior said the project will benefit the area both environmentally and economically.

A sign and gate have been added to the entrance of the site which is located at 312 Maple Street in South Fork.

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