coal mine fire in NE pa.

coal mine fire in NE pa.

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:27 pm

http://wnep.com/2014/01/20/dep-investigating-mine-fire-in-simpson/ Wonder why this isn't being reclaimed if that close to surface and, how much is still in ground?
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Re: coal mine fire in NE pa.

PostBy: Anthracite Ed On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:41 pm

Smitty,You down in Nepa lately burning car tires again ?
hope they put it out right away so we don't have another Centralia Pa mine fire
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Re: coal mine fire in NE pa.

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:43 am

wilder11354 wrote:http://wnep.com/2014/01/20/dep-investigating-mine-fire-in-simpson/ Wonder why this isn't being reclaimed if that close to surface and, how much is still in ground?


Have you seen what someone has to go through now to send someone down in a mine to get coal? Or for that matter go down themselves? Say thank you OSHA, thank you EPA, thank you Mine Safety Division.

Rev. Larry
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Re: coal mine fire in NE pa.

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:10 am

Used to be a natural thing to mine the seams close to the surface first, most of the bit mines were called donkey mines because of the short height they used them to pull the loaded cars out. After the mine was abandoned people (even communities) often ran raw sewage & dumped garbage into them, eventually the mines would collapse & internal combustion would occur. That was with bit but I'm guessing the same could happen there.
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