Police claim 'public interest' in keeping Pike River risk assessment a secret

Police have refused to release the independent risk assessment on whether their staff should have been among the first to reenter the West Coast’s Pike River mine.

Police used the assessment to decide whether to send their own staff into the drift of the mine where 29 men died in a series of explosions in November 2010.

In February, they said the safest option was to wait for the drift to be “fully recovered” before any police staff went in.

By: Joanne Carroll, Stuff
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