Centralia / by Justin Merriman

Steam rises from the ground in Centralia, PA, where a mine fire has burnt below the ground since 1962. Now, the few remaining residents of the town are fighting eviction from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming that the mine is no longer a threat, and that the only reason the government wants to remove them from their homes is because of the mineral rights to the land. Check out the story at http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_679163.html and view a video for the story at my Vimeo page at http://www.vimeo.com/11282560.