Families’ Pike River re-entry plans don’t reflect full risk- MBIE – NZ Herald

Families’ Pike River re-entry plans don’t reflect full risk- MBIE – NZ Herald

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Pike River.

The three expert reports supplied to the Pike River families for a manned re-entry into the mine’s drift do not fully take into account cost or risk, according to the briefing to the incoming minister.

Some of the mine deficiencies identified in the briefing are information gaps and structural problems that could lead to a risk of asphyxiation or roof collapse, which Solid Energy believed could not be adequately mitigated.

By NZ Herald

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