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And the news coverage is beginning in West Virginia on the mine disaster here's the governor let's listen rescuers.
Going in in -- make sure that they have.
Necessary facts and make those decisions and means we have some samples to be taken.
But we can explain Kevin I think this show are we don't want to explain exactly where we are in the process -- short time frame.
And we'll go from -- let -- report.
We'll penetrate what we found before.
-- government I'm sorry -- because.
As a -- you know -- bore -- work through Melbourne or -- went through.
About 4 o'clock this morning.
Israel's those were pulled out.
And we've we've begun sampling in that bore hole.
On the concentrations a -- I'm just gonna give roundabout numbers.
The first sample that we took from that bore hole is about.
Parts per million CEO.
Or one point 4% -- which is really high.
About 101000 parts per million of hydrogen.
Which is also very high.
What about 3% -- methane.
Which is brought in the explosive range by itself.
When you take into account both hydrogen and CEO.
It puts it in an area that does make it close if not explosive.
As well as 50% oxygen.
That sample is being taken from the talk with a bore hole.
What we've asked the company to do is to take a sample at the bottom of the bore hole to verify that there is no.
Concentrations aghast from the talk to the bottom of the sample.
That's influencing influencing the sample to make sure we're reading the -- thing.
The bore hole number two is going again closed the number -- And a bore hole number three is going to go in close the number two.
We had a slight problem that the surface because -- -- high concentrations of CO that we see coming out of this poor role.
There was -- -- -- there was affecting the drillers they're standing right next to where this noxious gasses coming out and we've asked the company and they.
Readily agreed to run.
To being a two foot -- -- tubing from.
The exhaust coming out of the surface.
Of this 11 point four to one point 2% of CEO away from where the people working.
In addition we've spent about two -- the state.
The company inaction.
Looking at some other things that we can do.
And one of the things that we want to do when we when we either get into the mine.
Or drilling from the surface is confirm that none of the other refuge chambers have been deployed.
So the company is making arrangements -- -- bore holes and close to where the other refuge chambers are located dead including the one in the long walk pointed to -- -- we've talked about earlier we hope to get in there before that bore hole goes -- but if for some ratings.
For some reason our ratings are hey -- are.
We want the opportunity to put cameras in these four holes to actually look at the location to see if the chambers had been -- The one concern we have -- we left the long -- -- -- section.
We have smoke in these high gas concentrations.
If we're gonna send a rescue team in there.
We have to be able to say that it's safe for them to go in there they typically would only advance -- a thousand foot increments.
And what we're looking at it it is about a 2000 foot advance.
So we want the air to be clear enough that we can let them go without being -- smoke.
Without being on lifeline.
And proceed quickly to the the upper end of here if we have time.
I mean -- we're we're at 48 yards with the -- alternative.
We just can't take any chances of the rescue teams going into an area.
That could and of itself cause a problem or explosion.
Or put them in box in a smoke concentration get turned around.
What about being in contact.
With other members -- the team -- with people in fresh air.
So we've asked for the families to be patient that we want to make sure that we don't run him back out and palm basically saying to use the same thing that we just.
There are discussed with the family.
Let me say it is as -- about the families the families are in agreement that.
The additional time it's taking.
To make sure that the rescue operation.
They agree and they understand.
We also talk very frankly about.
Our best chances right now.
For that sliver of hope that we have in America was if any of our miners that are unaccounted for could have gotten into the chamber of and we know they did that is the time we're farms and it's on the -- -- we have to work within.
So they understand that and you could anybody else in harm's way they want to make sure that it greetings we have or something that is confirmed that.
And -- -- and all his stuff from Kevin -- and our staff.
We're on the same page before they send anybody and so they're working feverishly to make that determination.
Well -- -- -- do we're going to.
Come back begin at 830 we're going to miss the six or 630 because -- gives them home to do what they have to do to make.
These decisions and hopefully have the readings.
We'll have a better chance of getting those readings at that time to come down and give you the car and something more concrete so you're asking about the time frame before.
Rescue operation would start.
We can't give you that.
-- what we can always hope right.
Have a determination that.
We have safe enough figures to -- -- We.
-- we've been working against long odds from day one.
Our family members all of them know that.
He's reminding families traditional they understand what we're talking about they understand.
Believe it is they gases.
And that job.
You know have to put things in perspective you have a scenario where we had.
Say -- disaster and we had Randall and 111000.
We're talking 141000.
There aren't that extreme highs and -- of levels.
You know fifty parts.
Is people don't work past the -- so it gives you a comparison.
But we never had chambers -- -- this ever hope that we have.
It's someone help restore them and manage not to get caught -- with a -- Could somebody have gotten changed we've got it assets that were -- gone through whether it's.
Before that we have that are unaccounted for one of the four all four.
Families and they're they're -- in real terms.
And realistically understand.
These are tough it's tough.
A shortfall before get the answer your first this question when you don't just follow former governor.
The numbers don't surprise me I mean we knew what we head -- we had to rescue teams underground we take our instruments so that number doesn't surprise me.
I mean the only and we talked about the sliver of hope.
We're hoping -- someone had the ability and we have no way known -- to get to that chamber.
That's that would be the only way that any individual could survive there's no other way that that could be done.
The company is looking at how long they think -- would take for them to get to these areas to put the bore holes and so we don't have that information now that will probably be -- -- web later we headed to.
Three are meeting up there with the company -- and the state and that was one of the things on the table that we asked the company to evaluate and see when you can get these bore holes put into the -- 300.
Well the camera can only pick up about what we would see if we -- kept platform which probably about a hundred feet.
That would be about as far as we can stick a camera in an expected to seeing we're talking five to 600 feet a good decision.
Was made for where this bore -- went in the family he area -- And -- we got three of mourning but in addition to that we think it would be a good idea to put portals and close to where these refuge chambers or.
Justice confirm or not confirmed that the chambers have been.
-- -- not open and yeah.
-- -- -- -- There was a little time delay while while wearing a process of -- -- to moving on to give it away did not delay the fan operation.
At that time.
They did not it was in the lower -- started the governor talked about fifty part per million in the limit.
If it goes above fifty would going to -- we would not expect anybody to be in greater than fifty parts per million and that's what we decided.
We had to give them a clean atmosphere operating.
Could you repeat that.
The number three hole that's going -- -- the number one hole should be pretty close to the same time -- and they have a apparently didn't drill look they caught a hammer drill bit actually -- quicker than the other one and that's the -- they'll be using for hole number three.
-- I cannot explain a convoy of ambulances they're not affecting anybody.
But this line at this time.
It is currently handling -- deal.
-- Could you repeat their courses are doing -- Movement thing.
Methane is continuing liberated in the coal -- so I mean that's something that were always aware of and have to be concerned where it.
And that's the whole can put -- these four holes and try to -- area off so we don't think we'll we'll let.
Limit the chances that there could be another explosion -- yeah.
If we were working in a coal mine.
We would not want -- working greater than fifty parts per million -- CEO.
And here they're talking about 141000.
Parts per million so there have been awaiting the mind.
They wanna get down there and find out if they can save some lives if somebody got into one of these airtight chambers might be alive down there but they say they have plenty of time.
Under the circumstances now -- get down there just as quickly as they can.
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