Giant Coal Pile Fire!

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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 2:55 pm

http://wnep.com/2014/02/27/fight-to-quench-coal-f ... continues/

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


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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 4:39 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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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:39 pm

Wonder if the guys fighting the fire have to wear coats .

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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:56 pm

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Good one. Don't see much snow around them

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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:58 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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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 7:36 pm

Over a million gallons of water a day? That's gotta be helping the smell!

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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 8:17 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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Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 11:13 pm

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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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 5:52 pm

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

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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 10:05 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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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 10:29 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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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 11:09 pm

2001Sierra wrote: Isn't anthracite natural gasses competition?
Most of your anthracite users don't have access to natural gas.

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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 11:15 pm

No natty gas anywhere near my area. I'd guess it's 10 miles or more away from here.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 7:55 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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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:01 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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