New borehole into Pike River mine could investigate cause of explosion

A Stuff article.

A camera may be fed down a new borehole at the Pike River mine to investigate one of the possible causes of the explosion that killed 29 men.

Police are still investigating any criminal culpability for the 2010 disaster with the help of a $50 million Government-funded re-entry of the mine’s access tunnel (or drift).

The re-entry will be completed early next year and the mine handed over to the Department of Conservation, which will add a memorial walk to the Paparoa Track in April or May.

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