Gas triggers Spring Creek evacuation

MINERS were evacuated from Solid Energy’s Spring Creek coal mine near Greymouth, New Zealand this week when gas levels hit a critical point.
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Solid Energy's Spring Creek mine

Angie Tomlinson

Solid Energy said the levels were related to a ventilation problem.

Since the evacuation mining has been halted with a small team entering the mine yesterday to provide extra ventilation, Associated Press reported.

Spring Creek was the replacement for Solid Energy's Strongman 2 Mine, which closed in August 2003. Annual production is estimated to be up to 800,000 tonnes.

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