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 Post subject: Mysteries at the Museum/Centralia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:39 pm 
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The TV show "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel has a segment on Centralia. They also show the Anthracite Heritage Museum. It's season 2, episode 13.

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 Post subject: Re: Mysteries at the Museum/Centralia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I just saw it last night. Did you know that a company in Texas thinks that it could put out the fire! You should check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Mysteries at the Museum/Centralia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I thought they already had a company lined up to put it out. just waiting for some last holdouts to die off and they were going to start stripping the entire area, mining the coal and putting the fire out at the same time? I don't hear much up here though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mysteries at the Museum/Centralia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:40 am 
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The fire is too deep to mine it out like other fires. The Texas company has a biodegradable foam that they can pump into the mine. Once in the mine, the foam will expand, cutting off the air to the fire, which will in turn put it out. The foam will then dissolve, leaving any mineable coal intact, unlike digging out the fire.

More information can be found at http://centraliaminefire.weebly.com

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 Post subject: Re: Mysteries at the Museum/Centralia
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:59 pm 
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No hole is to deep. If they want to get to it they will sadly. i was just in Centralia yesterday and its still smoking good. its one hell of thing to see and it would be a shame to see it go.

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