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#11 SloopJohnB

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:59 PM

Whats going to happen with all the methane gas that will be purged from the mine??

 

I thought methane is one of the primary greenhouse gases.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:50 PM

Whats going to happen with all the methane gas that will be purged from the mine??

 

I thought methane is one of the primary greenhouse gases.

They could bottle it, or flare it off. CO2 is not quite as bad, apparently.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:11 AM

Interestingly 28 bodies remain on Mt Erebus following the crash of 901 and nobody has ever demanded we spend $50m recovering them


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

Interestingly 28 bodies remain on Mt Erebus following the crash of 901 and nobody has ever demanded we spend $50m recovering them

The going into Pike is not about recovery, it's about politics.

A style of politics that did not exist in Erebus days.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

Actually it's about the families wanting closure


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:07 PM

We have not kept up with this issue but in essence, the government will spend a vast amount of money entering the mine to retrieve and bring to the surface the remains of the miners - assuming there are any remains after this time.
Once on the surface a few dignitaries will say some nice words and then, we put the remains back under the ground again?
Tell me it isn't so.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:09 PM

While we may disagree I think you may feel different if it was your son, I certainly would.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:19 PM

www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/108581760/We-re-going-in-Government-unveils-decision-to-re-enter-Pike-River-Mine

 

Police Commissioner Mike Bush is not ruling out the possibility of manslaughter charges over the Pike River mine explosion, which claimed the lives of 29 men.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:22 PM

No, I don't think so. But then I have not lost a son, but have lost a brother to cancer. He did not want a posh funeral but wanted any monies that people felt inclined to spend to go to cancer research.
I feel the same but as you rightly say, a personal thing.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:39 PM

We have other mines with bodies left,perhaps Bernie Monk might want to get out of the spotlight and actually ask the victims relatives what do you want to happen,so far all I ever here is Bernie.

 

www.whaleoil.co.nz/tag/bernie-monk

 

 

Every time Bernie Monk and his Pike River people come pressing politicians for the mine to be re-entered I wonder why. Why would they want to disturb that grave?

Their sons and brothers lie where they died, if anything remains of them. If one of them was my son or brother, I think I’d want the mine sealed.

I wouldn’t want to find out whether anything remains. I wouldn’t like the idea of people walking into his tomb to see what might be there. I’d sooner visit that beautiful, remote place sometimes and know he is there in the mountain with his companions, honoured in the grand silence of the rain forest.

 

Sums it up well for me! Worth reading the article(even though old0 and the comments,pretty much agree with what I said about Bernie,


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