Not good news……the air quality is at 7-9% from the latest hole that was bored – hole #4. Rob Moore, VP for Murray Energy, reported that a 5th bore hole will be drilled to a depth of some 2200 feet and will take up to 58 hours – 2-1/2 days or so – to drill without any foreseeable problems, i.e., drills breaking, etc.
Nolo from Indict Cheney was a hard rock miner for a time and was kind enough to put together a schematic to give perspective on what’s happening. It is NOT a schematic of Crandall Canyon mine; it is simply to help provide perspective of the depth and the process through which those drilling and digging have had to work. Gary Tuchman, CNN reporter, was taken down into the Crandall County mine mid-week, last week. He talked about a 3-mile distance of “going in.” I thought either I heard him wrong or he misspoke. However, it is 3 miles distance. (Click on schematic to enlarge.)
[Edit: /snark/ Found this posted at the SLC Tribune site. I was looking for this article ‘Safety officials inspect mine, families view video from fourth borehole,’ but it’s not available.]
from ‘aresident’ : Where has mr. big mouth, 50 years, earthquake, I wont leave the mountain till they are out? Good question, I’m sure from their vantage point.