DAM REMOVAL, GOB FIRE
Coal Gob Fire Quenching – Wellston, Ohio
Removal of a dead lake from a former coal mine in Southern Ohio. While working on removal of a dead lake we uncovered a burning gob fire. We moved 45,000 cubic yards of cut to fill and cut to waste, installed 36" reinforced concrete pipe to relieve the dam, and dewatered over 100 million gallons. We moved over 16,000 cubic yards of earth to expose the gob fire, we extinguished, quenched, and then capped the site. To complete the project we seeded and mulched, returning the area to a grassy field as designed and nature intended.