"CENTRALIA" MODERN MARVELS ENGINEERING DISASTERS 7 AIRED 2004 CENTRALIA, PA MINE FIRE





"CENTRALIA" MODERN MARVELS ENGINEERING DISASTERS 7 AIRED 2004 CENTRALIA, PA MINE FIRE



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2:00 Poor horses , heartbreaking :(
Climate change, anyone?
I could be wrong here folks but the failed attempts also kept a lot of people employed. At least until the Fed came to the conclusion that the coal mine that produced so much revenue had instead become a money pit that besides burning coal was burning through vast amounts of federal funds/resources. Sad end to what could have been a thriving town. ;)

Now the conspiracy theorist in me says it was all set up by the government. Yes that's right people! Uncle Sam had bigger plans for that land and it did not include the population currently residing in it. It was during the Vietnam era. Military was receiving all kinds of funding to support the war effort against the commies. Who knows what really lies underneath that town. Secret military base/underground bunker. UFO storage, secret lab with God awful genetic experiments on both human subjects and animals. Who knows. Or maybe...just maybe...they had somehow opened a portal to a dark dimension. Maybe even a portal to the very gates of.... HELL!! Ok, maybe that's a stretch. lol! Sorry, too many Stephen King movies. ;) lol!!
GOT FORREST'S GUMP MUST BEEN ON THE FIREFIGHT
Dumb stupid white people again..
there was a hole here. It's gone now.
The real life Silent Hill.
At this point it is such an extensive fire, it cannot be extinguished....
They must have hired the same firemen who set buildings in Scranton on fire to make sure they wouldn't get laid off
This was a plot to get the black people to move out and lower the crime rate. They had to have a pretty large police force to keep the peace but after the black people left they didnt even need the police dept.
When gas wells are drilled in Texas, they drill another well to inject the used fracking fluids into the ground for disposal. Seems like this could be shipped to Centralia to try and put the fire out. Before you say it’s just a way for gas companies to dump their waste for free, know that Centralia is a wasteland anyway. Who knows? Enough pumped down there might snuff it out.
2:37 it's Bob Ross.
My uncle worked in that mine for years, he died of black lung. He was only 35. My mothers family was from that area, my mother died of lung cancer. She was only 54. My mothers sister died at 37 lung cancer and her 3 brothers all died of cancer. I lived there for my high school years i am 54. I pray i dont die like they did.
So the firemen set the town on fire. (First responders, LOL.)
I'm not from that area but I studied the history and heard that John Lokitis fellow used to maintain the town single handed long after the people left by mowing the grass where houses stood and hanging Christmas decorations. The Pennsylvania government (that owns the entire town) was trying to evict him for years. In 2009 he finally gave in and moved to a nearby town.
IT'S ALL GONE NOW. SO SAD.
I was there last December just after brief snowstorm. No fire, no smoke, nothing. Ground was completely covered, meaning fire must've completely burnt out or moved on.
Great grouse and turkey hunting in Centralia.
It sounds like the couple idiots from the fire department had no idea how to burn the dump
i guess they dont have to worry about snow it melts as soon as it hits the ground


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.