Tagged: John Coddington

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Here is a truly fascinating look at Centralia, Pennsylvania and the mine fire circa 1982. This 30 minute PBS documentary tells the story of the fire, includes interviews with residents, and features footage of...

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By early 1983, the situation was dire in Centralia, Pennsylvania. Deadly gasses like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide spewed from numerous fissures in the ground. A few residents, like Todd Domboski and John Coddington,...

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Here’s a great 3 minute video about the “lost town” of Centralia Pennsylvania. The news segment was produced by WFMZ out of Allentown and first aired in 2009. The video begins by introducing the...

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Who made Centralia PA’s residents leave their homes and the town? In truth, it was no one person or organization. Rather, it was several different parties over many years. By 1980, the borough of...

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How hot is the temperature of the Centralia mine fire? Hot. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), over the years there have been numerous borehole temperature readings in...