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Coal Mine Burning For Years

Coal Mine Burning For Years

Introduction :Jan 11, 2013 On February 14, 1981, 12-year-old Domboski sank into a cave-in that ruptured the soil in his grandmother's backyard in Centralia, Pennsylvania, where an abandoned coal mine

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Centralia, Pennsylvania Empty Nearly 60 Years Over

In preparation for Memorial Day celebrations, the town council decided to burn the contents of an old strip mine from the 1930s that was being used as a landfill. On May 27, 1962, firefighters lit the first flames, which moved into other abandoned mines and ignited coal seams beneath the town that have been burning ever since.

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Sep 24, 2013 The abandoned underground mine passages collapse unexpectedly, and have injured and killed people occasionally over the years, either from the collapse or the burning coal