First unmanned reentry of Pike River mine workings may be possible

A Stuff article.

Cameras will be sent along three pipelines at the Pike River mine to look deep into the area where 29 men died.

The police operation will be effectively the first unmanned reentry of the mine workings. Cameras had been put down boreholes previously, but there was limited visibility.

Police confirmed they would deploy remotely-operated cameras down three pipelines leading from the West Coast mine’s access tunnel, or drift, into the mine.

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