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Murrysville will use $2 million to clean mine drainage in Lyons Run watershed

Lyons Run, which flows south through central Murrysville, can be seen running a brownish-orange color, the result of acidic mine drainage.

Throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, old mines channel water tainted with heavy metals such as iron and aluminum into creeks and streams, killing aquatic life and disrupting the food chain.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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