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50-year-old fire put out

An underground coal fire has been snuffed out in China after decades of burning. Nature News finds out what happened.

This Pennsylvanian coal-seam fire periodically burns to the surface, emitting smoke and noxious fumes. Credit: US Office of Surface Mining
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Sanderson, K. 50-year-old fire put out. Nature (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/news.2007.281

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