Ventilation device installed 2000m up Pike River mine drift

A NZ Herald article.

A ventilation control device has been installed in the Pike River mine which means fresh air can circulate more than 2000m up the drift.

A post on social media by the Pike River Recovery Agency said the device, VCD2, was installed on Tuesday.

It is sitting about 2224m up the drift and acts as a wall with an airlock.

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