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Mine exec says underground rescue has stopped

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) ” Seismic activity has “totally shut down” efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground and wiped out all the work done in the past day, a mine executive said Tuesday.

“We are back to square one underground,” said Robert E. Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corp., owner of the Crandall Canyon mine.

Still, “we should know within 48 to 72 hours the status of those trapped miners,” Murray said.



Murray said unstable conditions below ground had thwarted efforts to get to the miners, who have been trapped 1,500 feet below the surface for nearly two days.

He said it would take a week to reach them that way.


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