David A. Lucas of Hegins, PA died on June 8th, 2019 at age 67, from injuries sustained in a car crash which also killed his wife LaRae. David was a […]
https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/even-in-coal-country-trump-aid-wont-keep-this-power-plant-open https://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2018/08/schuylkill-county-anthracite-coal-waste.html “Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, Friday announced it filed a notice of suspension of operations with PJM and other mandatory regulatory notifications related to the retirement of […]
A strip mine and culm bank tower over the outskirts of Shamokin
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Shot on 8×10 Large Format film
The Old Forge Borehole is the single largest point source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay watershed (via the Susquehanna River)
Coal Creek Shopping Center, St. Clair PA Spring 2012– my second trip
A conveyor belt crosses Highway 54 outside Mahanoy City. The lettering was added in 2013.
The Womers were a few of the last die-hard Centralia residents. They’re mentioned in the This American Life episode “Fire” which features a story about Centralia. The house was abandoned […]
The orange water of the Lackawanna River, polluted by acid mine drainage from the Old Forge Borehole, meets the Susquehanna. The Old Forge Borehole is the largest single point source […]
Cracks in the abandoned portion of Highway 61, melted by the Centralia fire. (Digital)
Byrnesville, a small village adjacent to Centralia was condemned at the same time due to the underground fire.
Locust Ridge Wind Farm above an active strip mine
American flag planted in a large block of anthracite coal
Possibly Jeddo Borough
Location unknown Bronica SQ, color negative film Most likely 2013
This shot is a scan from an 8×10 negative shot with a Deardorff view camera in October 2014. It hasn’t been color corrected yet.
Summer 2017, Fuji Provia 35mm slide film
Self Portrait, Jim Thorpe PA. October, 2012. Mamiya 7 on color negative film Originally called Mauch Chunk, the town was a transportation hub for coal products on the Lehigh River. […]
If you look closely, these thermometers are everywhere in NEPA.
Interior of the No. 9 Coal Mine in Lansford, PA. Shuttered in 1972 due to plummeting coal prices, the mine was restored as a museum by local volunteers.
i love how these images came out…. the film (35mm color slide film) got stuck in the Pakon scanner and made a beautiful accident. This trailer is parked across the […]
I attended a memorial event for the Knox Mine Disaster on its 58th anniversary, January 22 2017. The Knox disaster occurred when the Susquehanna river broke through an illegal coal […]
The view from above the Coal Creek Shopping Center, located in a reclaimed strip mine. I shot this on 35mm film with a Canon FTb in April 2017, while I […]
Northeastern Power Cogeneration plant, Audenried PA (outside McAdoo). This power plant burns previously discarded low-quality anthracite coal waste (culm) which is mined on site. Much of the current mining activity […]
Centralia was the beginning of my fascination with Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region. In 2012, I traveled to Centralia to work on a documentary photography assignment during my spring break as a […]