12 Aug 2020

Pike River work stops after carcinogen found

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 12 August 2020

All work at the Pike River mine has stopped after an unusual substance found on the roof and walls of the main entry tunnel was identified as a carcinogen.

The Pike River Recovery Agency is not saying what the carcinogen is but says that as soon as testing confirmed it, those underground were pulled out.

Dinghy Pattinson from the Pike River Recovery Agency speaks to Kim Hill.