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09/07/2018

PFBC STATEMENT REGARDING THE HANKINS POND DAM

​HARRISBURG, Pa. (September 7) – Today the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) was notified of a court order to temporarily delay construction activity at the Hankins Pond Dam in Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne County. As a result, work scheduled to begin at the site on Monday will be halted, pending the result of a hearing scheduled for later this month. We await a full review of the legal filing regarding the dam and will fully cooperate with the court order.

Public safety is a top priority of the Commission. While we acknowledge the local interest in the Hankins Pond Dam, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has identified the structure as a high hazard, unsafe dam, which poses a significant threat to downstream properties should a failure occur. The approved remediation plan calls for the removal of a portion of the structure, which would effectively mitigate the risk to the local community.


Media Contact:

Mike Parker, Communications Director

717.705.7806, michparker@pa.gov​

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