This gas crater has been on fire for 50 years – now there’s a plan to extinguish it

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The government in Turkmenistan has announced that it plans to close the Gates of Hell. The burning gas crater has been on fire for the past several decades, following an incident with a Soviet drilling operation in the early 1970s. Now, the government appears to be looking for ways to put it out.
4 months ago·Turkmenistan

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This gas crater has been on fire for 50 years – now there’s a plan to extinguish it

The government in Turkmenistan has announced that it plans to close the Gates of Hell. The burning gas crater has been on fire for the past several decades, following an incident with a Soviet drilling operation in the early 1970s. Now, the government appears to be looking for ways to put it out. The Turkmenistan … The post This gas crater has been on fire for 50 years – now there’s a plan to extinguish it appeared first on BGR.

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