PITTSBURGH (AP) — A township official says Wal-Mart has nearly finished stabilizing a suburban Pittsburgh location that was the site of a catastrophic landslide.
Kilbuck Township secretary/treasurer Harry Dilmore tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1oIpKfw ) that Wal-Mart's contractor expects to finish work in June or July.
That will be nearly eight years after at least 300,000 cubic yards of dirt rolled down the hillside, closing a highway for two weeks in September 2006.
Wal-Mart had planned to build a store on the 75-acre site, but scrapped those plans after the landslide closed Route 65. The company instead decided to restore the site to a gently sloping meadow.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman John Poister says the site remains like "Jell-O because it won't say still." Wal-Mart has paid for monitors to track any ground movement.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com