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Oxygen levels ‘incompatible with life’

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Officials at the Crandall Canyon Mine have conceded that there is little to no chance the six missing miners are alive.  The oxygen reading taken Sunday indicated readings at 12% at the maximum, far too low to support life.

The news has angered familes of the victims, who accuse officials of abandoning their loved ones.

“We feel that they’ve given up and that they are just waiting for the six miners to expire,” said Sonny Olsen, a spokesman for the families…

I can’t begin to imagine how the families feel–and to be honest, I hope I never know.  But it’s time to face a tragic reality.  Fifteen days have passed, with no indication of life.  The mountain frequently shifts and three rescuers have already died.  A cost-benefit analysis comes out on the side of ending rescue operations.

Source: Fox News


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