• In pictures India coal fires - BBC News

    Aug 14 2013 Underground fires have been burning in the small dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand for more than 80 years now. evacuate the area as the coal mine fire threatens the village and its residents.

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  • About coal mining impacts Greenpeace International

    Jul 1 2016 When coal mines move in whole communities are forced off their Between 20 and 200 million tons of coal burn uncontrollably each year.

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  • How a Pennsylvania Coal Town Became Hell on Earth - Priceonomics

    Jun 18 2014 In 1981 a 12 year-old Domboski fell into a pit that suddenly Others suggest a fire from another coal mine lit the veins beneath Centralia.

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  • After 50 years fire still burns underneath Pa. town USATODAY

    May 26 2012 The fire wound up igniting the coal outcropping and over the years spread to the vast network of mines beneath homes and businesses

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  • Centralia coal fire started 52 years ago WGAL Home - WGAL Home

    May 27 2016 Centralia coal fire started 52 years ago. Underground mine fire expected to burn for centuries beneath Centralia Pennsylvania. UPDATED

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  • Why do coal fires burn for so long › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)

    Feb 14 2014 "In Australia for example on average one underground coal mine has a major incident with the self-heating of coal every year and you would

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  • Massive Underground Coal Fire Started in 1962 Still Burns Today

    Dec 7 2009 may have already heard the story of Centralia PA a coal mining town the fire continues to this day--it s lasted an incredible 47 years so far.

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  • After 53 Years Centralia Pennsylvania Continues to Burn - CityLab

    Jul 23 2015 That s because Centralia an abandoned coal-mining town tucked away in eastern Pennsylvania has been burning for 53 years.

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  • Pictures Centralia Mine Fire at 50 Still Burns With Meaning

    Jan 10 2013 The worst U.S. mine fire in Centralia Pennsylvania passed its 50-year mark last year. As coal-powered development spreads globally

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  • Feds approve 25-year extension for mining burning coal at Navajo

    Jul 17 2015 WASHINGTON Federal officials Friday approved a multiyear deal to allow expanded mining of coal on Navajo lands and continued burning

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  • Deep Underground Miles of Hidden Wildfires Rage - TIME

    Jul 23 2010 Coal fires in the Powder River Basin of northeast Wyoming along the Tongue River north of the town of Sheridan. Related. Underground Economy The Big Salt Mine in Detroit Most have burned for years if not decades.

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  • Pennsylvania puts 1.4m towards extinguishing years-old mine fire

    Aug 22 2014 Smoke rises from a an underground coal fire in Centralia Pennsylvania. The state is focussing on putting out a fire in Pittsburgh. Photograph

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  • This Hellish Underground Fire Has Burned for 100 Years WIRED

    Mar 17 2015 Jharia India has been on fire for nearly 100 years. Johnny Haglund Caption Two coal mine workers after their shift. Johnny Haglund.

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  • Forestry officials monitoring season s fourth coal seam fire near Healy

    May 4 2016 have noticed a large plume of smoke rising near Usibelli Coal mine over Last year a total of nine fires occurred near Healy burning about

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  • Slow Motion Disaster The Coal Mine Fire Burning Under - Slate

    Oct 12 2015 The Town That s Been on Fire for 53 Years It became internationally famous in the 1980s for the coal mine fire burning beneath it. All the

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  • The world s longest burning fires China s unseen story China

    Aug 19 2013 China s coal fires destroy millions of tons of coal every year says Carsten Drebenstedt a surface mining professor from Technische

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  • Fire in the Hole Travel Smithsonian

    Forty-three years ago a vast honeycomb of coal mines at the edge of the town caught fire. An underground inferno has been spreading ever since burning at

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  • India s Jharia coal field has been burning for 100 years - CNBC

    Dec 2 2015 Coal mine fires are a global problem and there are numerous ways they can start Stracher said. Thousands of coal field fires are burning

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  • This Abandoned Pennsylvania Town Has Been On Fire For 53 Years

    Aug 28 2015 And it could burn for another 250 years. also an old strip-mine pit connected to a maze of abandoned underground mining tunnels full of coal.

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  • Extreme Science Town On Fire Popular Science

    Jul 15 2015 The roughly 1 000 residents of the small coal-mining town went about and years before the environmental movement really took off burning

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  • 50 Years Later Underground Fire Still Burning I

    May 25 2012 Up to last year there were very little chances to stop such fires. The coal mine didn t start the fire the town did so why the fuck would people

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  • The Dirty Facts on "Clean Coal Coal is Dirty

    The United States burns almost a billion tons of coal each year that s almost 20 Coal mining itself results in the death injury and illness of miners every year

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  • Urban Exploration Centralia PA Ghost Town Burning Underground

    Oct 4 2013 Centralia was once a prosperous coal mining town with 1 100 the fire is expected to last at least another 100-200 years maybe longer.

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  • The Town That s Been Burning for Over Half a Century

    Aug 21 2014 Then in 1981 the Centralia Mine Fire brought national attention to the small Pennsylvania coal town. A twelve-year-old boy by the name of

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  • The Smoldering Ruins of Centralia • Damn Interesting

    Mar 29 2006 The mines were flushed with water and the burning coal was After burning beneath the surface for almost twenty years the fire drew national

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  • How Coal Works Union of Concerned Scientists

    Thirty years ago coal was seen as a fuel of the past. From mining to processing to transportation to burning to disposal coal has more environmental impacts

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  • Photos of the Indian Mining Town That s Been on Fire for 100 Years

    Jan 10 2016 Caused by the collapse of deep-lying coal mines the town is now And as 2016 marks 100 recorded years of fires I couldn t shake the feeling

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  • Diehards defying Centralia s coal mine fire cling to conspiracy

    Nov 4 2013 Diehards defying Centralia s coal mine fire cling to conspiracy theories As I See It. Centralia 50 years later. FILE - In this Jan. 26 1983 file

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  • How Long Will Centralia s Coal Seam Fire Burn - Centralia PA

    Oct 3 2014 The mine fire in Centralia PA began when the town s landfill was lit on is easily enough coal under the town to burn for another 250 years.

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  • Coal Dangerous Power Energy Justice Network

    Health Impacts Coal Mining There are several types of coal mining and they . and burned long into the future the coal industry spends millions every year

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  • The World s Oldest Underground Fire Has Been Burning For 6 000

    Mar 10 2014 Fifty-two years is a long time—and a lot of coal—but that s barely a blink The coal seam fire at Hazelwell Mine in Australia which firefighters

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