2020 Symposium Program

2020 West Virginia Mine Drainage
Task Force Symposium

Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Morgantown, West Virginia
September 8 – 9, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome:
Ben Faulkner, Chairman of the Task Force, Princeton, WV
Randy Maggard, Murray American Energy, Inc., Monongah, WV
9:05 – 9:30 a.m. Status of West Virginia Mining and Reclamation
Harold Ward, Deputy Secretary
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Charleston, WV
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. OSM Update on Mining, Reclamation and AMD
Tom Shope, Regional Director, Appalachian Region
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Pittsburgh, PA
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK 
 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. The Hazleton Airport Reclamation Project: A Collaborative Effort Between Pennsylvania’s Active and Abandoned Mine Operations
Mike Lazorcik and Joe Sassaman
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Harrisburg, PA
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Effectiveness of the T&T AMD Treatment Plant on Muddy Creek
Dave McCoy and Mike Sheehan
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Philippi, WV
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Monitoring Brown Trout Invasion in a Native Brook Trout Stream Post Mine Drainage Remediation – A Cautionary Tale
Tom Clark and Brianna Hutchison
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Harrisburg, PA
12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 – 1:35 p.m. REGROUP
Ron Hamric, Arch Coal, Morgantown, WV
Jennie Henthorn, Henthorn Environmental Services LLC, St. Albans, WV
1:35 – 2:00 p.m. 2019-20 Legislative Issues on Mining, Reclamation and Water Quality
Jason Bostic
West Virginia Coal Association
Charleston, WV
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Batch Extraction for Estimating TDS Release from Coal Overburden
Charles Cravotta
US Geological Survey
New Cumberland, PA
 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Successful AMD Abatement – Broad Top, PA
Joe Mills
Skelly and Loy
Morgantown, WV
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Characterization and Extraction of Rare Earth Elements in Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Solids
Ben Hedin and Rosemary Capo
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Development of Pilot Plant for Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from AMD Products
Paul Ziemkiewicz
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Moderator Welcome:
Tiff Hilton, WOPEC, Lewisburg, WV
8:05 – 8:30 a.m. 10+ Year Passive Treatment System Performance Evaluation
Tim Danehy
Biomost, Inc.
Mars, PA
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Anna S Mine: A Century of Mining and Reclamation
Bob Hedin
Hedin Environmental
Pittsburgh, PA
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Co-treating AMD and Municipal Wastewater in an Existing Conventional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Travis Tasker
St. Francis University
Loretto, PA
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. AMD Abatement with Small Bioreactors at the Germantown AML site in Missouri
Paul Behum
Office of Surface Mining
Alton, IL
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Clarifier Design and Sizing: Implications for Chemistry and Process
Jon Dietz
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Toby Creek Watershed Kyler Run Passive Treatment Rehabilitation Using Anaerobic Vertical Flow Wetlands
Jon Dietz
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP:  PHREEQ-N-AMDTreat Model to Evaluate Water-Quality Effects from Passive and Active Treatment of Mine Drainage
Charles Cravotta
US Geological Survey
New Cumberland, PA