Unformatted text preview: coal companies, industries, and families to use that coal, the environment of the citizens of Centralia has been completely and permanently altered. After several failed attempts to stop the fires beneath the city the government finally put millions of dollars towards moving the citizens to other, near-by locations as to leave the dangers of deadly gases and hollow ground beneath their feet waiting to collapse. Some have stayed behind, fighting for their right to stay. The role of this paper is to show how because of the chemistry, set-up, and location of the mines and coal beneath the city, the social and physical environment of Centralia, PA has drastically and permanently changed....
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- Fall '10
- Carbon monoxide, Coal, Coal mining, Centralia, Anthracite coal