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Palmyra geological study unveiled

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PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) -

For the first time residents got a glimpse of the geological study of the area of the 300 block of East Cherry Street, and it didn’t paint a pretty picture of the worsening sinkhole situation.

Representatives with Hershey-based ARM Group Inc. presented the study’s findings at Tuesday night’s borough council meeting.

The presentation included visual representations of the ground beneath the sinkhole ravaged area that showed a perfect storm of sinkhole conditions cause, in part, by fractured bedrock and moving groundwater.

“This is as severe of subsurface conditions as I have seen in 33 years in the business,” ARM Vice President of Geotechnical Services John Masland said.

There is still no plan to fix the issue. The borough says it is in charge of just the road and not the several homes condemned by the sinkhole. It appears coordinating the parties involved for an overall fix is difficult.

Borough council voted to reclose the 300 block of East Cherry Street Tuesday night.


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