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Originally posted by Muckster
reply to post by TruthIsPower
I remember hearing about this ages ago... I forgot all about it.
It’s very late for me now so I will have a look into this tomorrow.
Great post though... S+F
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Semi-off topic - but there's this hotel in Hawaii where they have a fire that's been tended for over 100 years. pretty cool if you ask me.
Originally posted by dereks
Have a look at www.coalfire.org... for the closest burning coal seam to where you live!
Originally posted by TruthIsPower
I have family in Southeastern Kentucky and have witnessed an underground coal fire (well, as much as it's actually "witnessed"...mostly just smoke coming from the ground) and was amazed by one quote in this article....."it's estimated that a stunning 2-3% of the entire world's industrial carbon emissions may come from uncontained coal fires in China alone".
Originally posted by Cabaret Voltaire
Where is the air coming from? Cover the hole!
I don't understand this really. How can something burn and burn underground for 47 years?
Originally posted by St Udio
The Centralia mine fire is just a stones throw from Girardville PA
where my step-dads mother refused to leave the comminity she lived in for so many years.
Years ago, from your car you would see patches of baked ground, & thin whiffs of smoke, looking like a war-zone i imagine.
it seemed no-big-deal to anyone...i'm talking in the 1963-65 era