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Jonesville coal tailings

This pile of tailings smells strongly of smoldering coal - a complex, hydrocarbon-rich smell . We stood atop it as Russel Kirkham from the Alaskan DNR presented information on the possible re-mining of the tailings, and the company's permit renewal. Re-mining the tailings would be one of the only ways to extinguish the fires, which have been going on for many years.

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