Monday, October 11, 2010

Chilean Miners

The last of the 33 trapped Chilean miners were rescued today after being trapped since August 5th. I was so shocked to find that they had been trapped for so long. Here is the article from BBC Mundo:
In order to rescue the miners, 15 tubes were connected in order to create a 90 ft. rescue tunnel. This was necessary because of the risk of collapse if the miners were to escape without any protection. The miners were originally trapped because of an earthquake, causing the mines to become unstable. I'm glad that most of the miners made it out alive but also shocked that it took the Chilean government so long to organize and complete this rescue.

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