Giant coal pile fire!

Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:55 pm

http://wnep.com/2014/02/27/fight-to-que ... continues/

I'll help remove a couple of tons of potential fuel from the area,...cheap! :lol:
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:39 pm

Notice how the reporter stated they had done air quality tests, and said they all came back "NEGATIVE". So how much coal is burning, condensed to that one little area? And people give me a hard time,'cause my little Surdiac is "polluting" their air. (Give me a break) :annoyed:
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:39 pm

Wonder if the guys fighting the fire have to wear coats .
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:56 pm

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Good one. Don't see much snow around them
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:58 pm

Rock bank that is going to contain some coal, its the gases that burn. What happens is the kids partying or someone burning garbage gets them going. Here is similar fire:


http://www.undergroundminers.com/olyphantfire.html

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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 pm

Over a million gallons of water a day? That's gotta be helping the smell!
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:17 pm

Richard S. wrote:Rock bank that is going to contain some coal, its the gases that burn. What happens is the kids partying or someone burning garbage gets them going. Here is similar fire:


http://www.undergroundminers.com/olyphantfire.html

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Its always the gases that burn ... solids generally will not burn
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:13 am

Only a million gallons of water a day. They need to get lessons from the well drillers up here. I am sure if they take their time the fire will wait for them just like the one in Centralia did. They should be flooding that thing with 10s of millions of gallons a day of water.
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:52 pm

Where would that much water come from? California? :D ;) :(
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:05 pm

joeq wrote:Where would that much water come from? California? :D ;) :(



They use between 2-6million gals of water / gas well when fracking. that is done in a few days. A few wells at a time going. Plenty of water around here this time of year.
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:29 pm

[ They use between 2-6million gals of water / gas well when fracking. that is done in a few days. A few wells at a time going. Plenty of water around here this time of year.[/quote]

Yeah but where does the money earned come from putting out a fire? They pump water to earn money not make us save resources, wasted unnecessarily on money on fuel they do not sell.

Isn't anthracite natural gasses competition?
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:09 am

2001Sierra wrote:Isn't anthracite natural gasses competition?


Most of your anthracite users don't have access to natural gas.
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:15 am

No natty gas anywhere near my area. I'd guess it's 10 miles or more away from here.
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:55 am

Years ago they could use all that red dog for driveways but I guess that's a thing of the past. It has to be getting an air supply from somewhere below, if they can find that & seal it that might help.
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Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:01 am

2001Sierra wrote:[ They use between 2-6million gals of water / gas well when fracking. that is done in a few days. A few wells at a time going. Plenty of water around here this time of year.


Yeah but where does the money earned come from putting out a fire? They pump water to earn money not make us save resources, wasted unnecessarily on money on fuel they do not sell.

Isn't anthracite natural gasses competition?[/quote]



How much more will it cost if it gets away? Not the time to step over dollars to save pennies.
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