Sentinel Lands: The Geospace Of Mine Fires

This work explores the long-term spatial and ecological consequences of extraction economies and their impact on climate change and the built environment by examining the events that occurred in Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. In 1962, cleanup activities at a landfill caused the Buck Mountain anthracite vein under the town of Centralia to catch fire. Attempts to stop the fire during the first decades afterward were botched by a host of political and technical miscalculations.

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Work Title Sentinel Lands: The Geospace Of Mine Fires
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Creators
  1. Pep Aviles
  2. Laia Celma Adrover
Keyword
  1. Air pollution
  2. Air quality
  3. Buck Mountain
  4. Centralia, Pennsylvania
  5. Climate change
  6. Coal mines
  7. Environmental damage
  8. Fires
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date November 28, 2022
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  1. Fall 2022 Stuckeman School Research Open House
Deposited March 28, 2023

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