The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18th in the Avonworth High School Auditorium to discuss Wal-Mart's proposed stabilization plan for the Kilbuck Township construction site where a landslide occurred in September, 2006. At that time, some 300,000 cu. yds. of earth closed Ohio River Blvd. for about two weeks.
In September, 2007, Wal-Mart announced it had dropped plans to develop the 75-acre site and committed to stabilizing the area permanently. Earth movement monitors show some portions of the slide area are still moving up to 3/8 of an inch per week.
The stabilization plan includes two walls, significant regrading, and native landscaping, which will return the property to the way it was in the 1850s before Dixmont State Hospital was built. The plan is available at DEP's Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh.