DEP To Seek Bids To Fill In Old Glen White Mine

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Glen White, W.Va. (AP) -- The State Department of Environmental Protection plans to award a contract to reclaim an abandoned underground mine in Raleigh County that's considered a safety hazard.

Workers discovered two shafts at the old glen white mine while digging a ditch for a sewage line last year.

Richard Darnell with the DEP says a steel plate that could easily be removed covered one shaft.

Darnell says it's unlikely an adult would enter the mine but a curious child might.

The project is estimated to cost more than $590,000. The dep plans to seek bids Tuesday.

The mine was closed in 1945.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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