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Updated picture of the sinkhole taken mid-April by an advocate for us. Looks like someone removed the plywood that was covering this that's evident in the previous pictures.
Posted by Lincoln Park on April 18, 2014 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Kimberly Mank
4:58 PM on October 8, 2014 
A small hole can lead to big problems, sink holes can be caused by loose soil, acidic groundwater, new construction, leaky faucets, century-old undergroundwaterpipes, coal mines,fracking, long periods of drought followed by rain and depletion of underground aquifers.
Pennsylvania is one state that is proan to sinkholes, but ciyt officials are too broke to fix them.
If sink holes are ignored in some cases can have dramatick effects. They can contaminate water resources within the surrounding area.
Sink holes have been known to happen when small holes in the ground or cracks formed in a buildings foundation. These holes can occur from changes when water drainage is altered, industrial and run off-storage ponds are created, this is a result of the weight of material during construction.
Aquifer systems play a big factor in sinkholes. Two-thirds of the freshwater on earth is found underground. This ?groundwater? is held in a naturally. The sediment above the aquifer system may be comprimised by ground-water fluid pressure, this means the water below ground actually is helping to keep the soil in tact.
Reply West Lawn
1:25 AM on August 1, 2014 
http://www.springtwpberks.org/Engineering/engineering_information
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If sinkhole is located close to the home, check for structural damage (settlement cracking) in basement and at interior wall seams/joints
Ensure that the sinkhole area is blocked off from children, pets, pedestrians to avoid potential for injury
In areas of high to medium density housing, determine if sinkhole is in an area where former cesspool or septic system was located, as a collapsed system can mimic the subsidence feature
Contact a local construction contractor to assess the situation. Typically, a sinkhole can be remedied by excavation and filling an exposed ?throat? with a bentonite (clayey) grout mixture or concrete mixture known as ?flowable fill? to provide a manmade plug.
Consider maintaining subsidence/sinkhole insurance
Call the Engineering Services Office (610-678-5393) to report the occurrence so the location can be recorded onto the Township sinkhole database.
Reply Lincoln Park
2:29 AM on May 2, 2014 
The DEP claims they were there and did not see the sinkhole even though many have gone there and seen it! Move the plywood look around move all the debris that people have dumped in the wooded area. Then, the DEP states that they are not responsible for sinkholes?

QUESTION- What about when it could be from a damaged sewer line? What about the aquifer's close proximity...within yard?

Shouldn't they be concerned about cross contamination?

What about the sinkhole being within feet of the building? The sinkhole has expanded?

Would you be satisfied with this? Would you feel safe?
Reply Bedford County
1:10 AM on April 19, 2014 
A sink Hole and Sewage Sludge the townships certified sewage enforcement officer and codes should be checking this out Right!!!
Reply Bedford County
12:50 AM on April 19, 2014 
what are those old red bricks, and this looks like sewer malfunction
Reply Bedford County
12:49 AM on April 19, 2014 
Does it smell there?

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