When I first starting looking into coal, Centralia had come up on a google search and I just had to go to see it for myself. This was my very first experience with coal at all. I smelled the steam coming up out of the ground, and it was that now ever familiar sulfur smell. Sad to see this happen to any town. Why couldn't the Army Corp of Engineers do anything to stop this? Why couldn't they at least drill some holes and put some fire hoses, or hell even garden hoses down there and just run it non-stop until it's out? Such a waste. Wonder if they ever tested to see if there is now a hugh hole in the ozone layer above centralia? How about confirmed "global warming" differences in Centralia as compared to neighboring towns? Have at it, Al Gore!