Mine Atlas http://wesa.fm en DEP Awards Mine Grants to PA Universities http://wesa.fm/post/dep-awards-mine-grants-pa-universities <p>The state is providing $1.65 million in grants to support mine mapping projects.</p><p>The Pennsylvania of Department of Environmental Protection has awarded the Mine Map Grants to seven institutions, including six Pennsylvania universities.</p><p>Amanda Witman, spokeswoman for the DEP, said the grant recipients will add mapping information to the already active <a href="http://www.minemaps.psu.edu/">Mine Map Atlas</a>, an interactive compilation of mine maps across Pennsylvania.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 12521 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania DEP Launches Online Map Atlas of Underground Mines http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-dep-launches-online-map-atlas-underground-mines <p>Of the 1 million homes in Pennsylvania that sit above underground mines, one in 2,000 insured buildings are damaged by mine subsidence, costing an average of $50,000 per structure.</p><p>That’s according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which has launched an underground Mine Map Atlas, an <a href="http://www.minemaps.psu.edu/">online mapping system</a> that allows the public to view underground mines across the state.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:56:28 +0000 Michael Lynch 11130 at http://wesa.fm