Still Burns Today
A Look at the Centralia Coal Mine Fire
By Johnathan F. Beltz
March 13, 1998
The endnotes refer to the red numbers in the report, but
I don't have the hyperlinks done yet. If you really need to know what
the reference was to,
drop me an e-mail, and specify which number you want.
The links in the Works Consulted section were all current when this
report was originally written in 1998.
I've tried to keep them current, but some sources may
have moved or no longer exist.
Links of sources used in the Works Consulted section will open in a new
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and World Report, June 11, 1984, 51-2.
Centralia, Pennsylvania. [On-Line]. Available at:
Chaiken, Robert F., Robert J. Brennan and others. United States
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. Problems In The Control
Of Anthracite Mine Fires: A Case Study Of The Centralia Mine Fire,
Coal Mining in Pennsylvania, Centralia: A Burning Issue. [On-Line].
Available at :
DEP Urges Remaining Centralians To Accept Relocation Offers.
DeKok, David. Unseen Danger: A Tragedy Of People, Government, And
The Centralia Mine Fire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
Jacobs, RenDe. Slow Burn; A Photodocumentary Of Centralia,
Pennsylvania: Photographs & Text. Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1986.
Keystone Coal Industry Manual. 1976 Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill,
Klink, Bill. Telephone interview. February 23, 1998.
Kroll-Smith, J. Stephen and Stephen Robert Couch. The Real
Disaster Is Above Ground: A Mine Fire & Social Conflict. Lexington,
Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.
Place Taste and the Taste of Place: Centralia, Pennsylvania.
[On-Line]. Available at:
Springsteen, Bruce. "Spoken intro to War
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Columbia Records, 1986.