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Old 08-23-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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COPIAPO, Chile (AP) - For 33 men found alive after 17 days trapped deep in a copper and gold mine, the toughest challenge now may be preserving their sanity during the months it may take to carve a tunnel big enough for them to get out.

Chileans were euphoric Sunday after a narrow drill broke through 2,257 feet (688 meters) of solid rock to reach an emergency refuge where the miners had gathered.

My Way News - 33 miners in Chile are alive, but stuck for months
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Perth, Australia
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It's a miracle they are alive after all these days!! it was so sad seeing their families and friends camping out near the mine waiting for news and finally got it
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Maple Valley
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More news: Chilean miners told to keep slim to squeeze out - World news - Americas - msnbc.com
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I think that this is the suckiest situation ever. Surely they could get enough assistance to get those guys out a lot faster? I can't imagine being stuck underground for a week much less months, and think that none of these guys will be the same after their ordeal. I hope that a miracle comes their way and they get rescued soon.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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I tru;y beleive in Chile and know that these miners will be rescued. as tragic as this is , it is a great event that will make the country stronger. well done Chile I am proud of you!!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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News Video, Relatives describe emotions as they awaited news of Chilean miners.

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- One month ago, the San Jose copper and gold mine in Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners far underground. For the next 17 days, their families had no idea whether they were alive or dead.

Relatives describe emotions as they awaited news of Chilean miners - CNN.com
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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News Update, Drillers hit caverns; effort ahead of schedule.


Drilling equipment pounded its way into one of the caverns where 33 miners have been trapped for a month and a half, completing a bore hole ahead of schedule Friday and raising hopes that the men can be pulled out earlier than expected.

Read more: Drillers hit caverns; effort ahead of schedule
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Drill Breaks Through to Trapped Chilean Miners.

(Oct. 9) -- Rescuers have successfully drilled down into the deep chamber where 33 Chilean miners have spent more than two months trapped half a mile underground, but officials say the miners won't see the light of day until at least Tuesday.

Sirens and bells rang out across the Chilean desert at around 8 a.m. local time today, signaling that one three drills safely penetrated an underground pocket where the miners have survived for the past 66 days.

Trapped Chilean Miners: Rescuers Are Close
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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For anyone who reads Spanish, here's a link to a great article about two of the operators of a T-130 drilling rig, who were brought in as contractors from the USA. They spent over a month working non-stop on the drilling project. You can tell from the photo that they have been working hard, to say the least. The article also shows how humble they are in speaking about the accomplishment.

Operador extranjero de la T-130: "Éste es uno de los cinco mejores momentos de mi vida"
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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They should begin the rise out of the earth today....my heartfelt prayers that all goes well and all the men are rescued.....and to all involved in this long rescue...kudos
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