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The American town that's been burning since 1962

Post Neon Knight on Sat 8 Apr - 21:44




http://uk.businessinsider.com/coal-mines-in-centralia-pennsylvania-have-been-burning-since-1962-2015-7?r=US&IR=T

In what seems like the plot to a disaster movie, the quiet town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has endured a burning problem since 1962: It's been on fire, literally, for the past 53 years.

No one knows exactly how the Centralia fire started, but the strongest theory is that burning trash from a nearby landfill accidentally ignited coal below an old entrance to the mine. The fire then spread through the mines.

The 1,000 residents that lived in Centralia at the time thought the fire was a silly inconvenience at first. But that changed when sulfurous fumes and carbon monoxide began seeping out of the mine, nearly suffocating them in their homes. The underground fire also fractured the ground, making sinkholes pop up all over the place.

The town has tried in vain to snuff out the flames over the years. They drilled holes into the mine and plugged them up with wet sand to choke off the air supply, but it didn't work. They stopped trying to put it out in the 1980s and haven't made another attempt since. The state government condemned Centralia in 1992 and almost all of its residents left. Today, just about a dozen people live there. The town has been taken over by graffiti artists.

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Re: The American town that's been burning since 1962

Post Stormbringer on Wed 21 Jun - 21:17

I was fairly fascinated with the place some time ago.

Heard of it thanks to the fact Silent Hill, not certain was it the game itself or the movie iteration, was based on the story behind Centralia.
Two cool things to look up, the documentary "The Town That Was" (details the town's history and follows up few of its last residents) and the movie Made in U.S.A. (Centralia is the starting point, the story progressed through places like Shiprock which is polluted by uranium mining, Times Beach the dioxin polluted town and other places).

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