Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift

A REMOTE ventilation plug has been installed in the Pike River mine drift about 26m short of the roof fall.

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Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift Foam plug successfully inserted in Pike River drift

Images taken from a borehole camera of the foam plug being installed.

The Rocsil plug will provide a separation barrier between the fresh air atmosphere in the drift and the nitrogen and methane atmosphere of the mine workings around the roof fall area.