Pike re-entry decision should be based on safety
The decision to re-enter the Pike River Mine must
remain a health and safety one which does not put further
lives at risk, National’s Pike River Re-Entry spokesperson
Chris Finlayson says.
“Everyone would like to see
the bodies recovered but it’s always been a safety issue
– never a political one.
“And the expert advice
has always been that to re-enter the mine would put further
lives at risk. That wasn’t an acceptable risk then and
until the advice says otherwise it’s not an acceptable
“The Government has appointed a panel of
experts to take another look at re-entry. Andrew Little
should let them do their job without trying to influence
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