Preparing for a Pike River re-entry

A NITROGEN plant is being set up at the Pike River mine site to help clear the methane that has built up in the workings ahead of a potential re-entry to recover the bodies of 29 miners who died there after an explosion in 2010.

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One of the sections of the nitrogen plant on its way to Pike River.

The plant is being set up next to the mine administrative buildings and, once up and running, will pump nitrogen into the mine portal for pre-entry testing.

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