Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rescue of the miners in Chile

My heart goes out to the miners in Chile and their families.

The rescue operation has begon and the first miners have been rescued.

A capsule with a diameter of 56 centimeters will be lowered through a shaft with a diameter of 70 centimeters and a miner will be strapped into it.

He'll get oxygen, to help his body deal with the difference in pressure, glasses against dailight and other precautions are taken to prevent the miner of getting unwell.

It'll take about 15 minutes to get to the top of the 6325 meter long shaft.

Even more precautions are taken for miners who are unwell.

I know quite some people who stayed up last night and tonight to see the miners arrive at the surface of the earth again.

I'm happy that the modern media allow us to be so close.

To see the happiness with the arrival of those miners is something I'll never forget.
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