Waitman-Barbe Highwall #1 Project
Completion Date: Fall 2014
Reclamation of this site in Monongalia County abated the following AML hazards: More than a dozen mine portals, three refuse piles, three sections of highwall, large amounts of trash and polluted water. The portals required installation of bat gates and wet-seals as well as associated drainage structures. Three sections of highwall, nearly a mile in length, were located on the site. Occupied homes located among the features to be reclaimed increased construction difficulty.