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The drilling begins


Workers from Coastal Drilling East began drilling the first of more than 50 holes they plan to drill on Frederick Street in Mount Oliver to stop the mine subsidence that has damaged more than 20 houses on the street. After drilling the holes, they will pump a cement grout into the mine to stabilize the ground beneath the homes. Taxes paid by mining companies will cover the expected $1.3 million cost of the project. State and borough officials are urging area residents to purchase low cost mine subsidence insurance available at


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