SRC-II DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. PHASE ZERO, TASK NUMBER 1: DELIVERABLE NUMBER 16. SITE SUITABILITY REPORT

The site proposed for the SRC-II Demonstration Plant is located in Cass District Monongalia County, West Virginia about seven miles north of Morgantown. The site borders the Monongahela River and the Pennsylvania State line. There is a total of 2430 acres purchased, leased, or under option. The site generally consists of gently rolling hills atop a plateau about 300 feet in elevation above the river. A railroad runs through the site along the river. The site is located within a high sulfur coal mining area and within fifty miles of mines expected to supply coal to the Demonstration Plant. A rail transportation network already in place would be used to transport coal to the plant. The railroad is capable of handling the increased traffic. Water for the Demonstration Plant will be taken from the adjoining Monongahela River. Power will be supplied by Monongahela Power Company, part of Allegheny Power Systems, Inc. They will provide service from two separate sources to improve reliability of the electrical supply system. There is a municipal water system in the area which could supply potable water during construction of the plant. Transportation facilities near the proposed plant site are generally good. A railroad runs through the site, a navigable river borders the property, and an interstate highway is about five miles distant. The site is about 65 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport which provides extensive air service. (ERA citation 05:011102)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mining Company

    1720 South Bellaire
    Denver, CO  USA  80222

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1979-7-31

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  • Pagination: 364 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: ET-78-C-01-3055
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM