Marywood University to Host Presentations for Anthracite Mining Heritage Month

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Marywood University will host panel presentations titled, “Major Environmental Issues in Anthracite Country,” to commemorate Anthracite Mining Heritage Month on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Conference Room B. The presentations will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Panelists include Robert Hughes, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), Ashley Pa., (“Mapping Surface and Underground Mines and Mine Pools through NEPA”); William Conlogue, Ph.D., professor in the English Department at Marywood University (“On Unstable Grounds: Mine Subsidence in the Anthracite Region”); and Craig Robertson, Groundwater Sciences Corp, Harrisburg, Pa. (“The Butler Mine Tunnel Contamination in Pittston”). Jeremy Rich, Ph.D., associate professor in the social sciences department at Marywood University, will moderate the presentations.

For additional information about the Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Presentations at Marywood University, please contact Dr. Conlogue, at (570) 961-4780, or email