Pike drift re-entry date set at May 3

THE scheduled date to start re-entering and recovering the access tunnel to the Pike River mine in New Zealand will be May 3, Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little has announced.

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The Pike River mine in New Zealand during the explosions.

Preparation for re-entry has included preparing bridges for heavy loads, installing a nitrogen plant, upgrading the power supply, and laying kilometres of piping for the nitrogen.