$8m plan to go further into Pike River mine to be reviewed

A Stuff article.

The Government will review an $8 million plan to get more evidence from the Pike River mine.

A group representing 23 families previously asked the Government to fully assess the risks and costs of recovering the main ventilation fan, considered a vital piece of evidence that may reveal the cause of the explosion that killed 29 men in 2010.

When the Government refused to spend any more money on the mine, the families asked a group of mining experts from around the world to develop a feasibility study for the project.

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