Rostekhnadzor approved blasting operations at the mine “Mir”

Rostekhnadzor approved blasting operations at the mine “Mir”

Moscow. August 20. INTERFAX.RU Company ALROSA will hold a series of targeted explosions to expand the closure channel between the quarry and the shaft of the mine “Mir” for the sake of continuing the safe retrieval of the miners, the press service of the company.

This decision was made by the company at an emergency meeting in the Pacific with representatives of the emergencies Ministry, Rostekhnadzor, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of internal Affairs, FSB, “NTTS-NovoTEK”, Yakutniproalmaz Institute.

Carried out calculations allow to guarantee the safety of blasting to life under the earth miners. Rostekhnadzor issued a permit for the operation.The press service of ALROSA

As of Sunday 8 p.m. local time (6:00 GMT), the volume of water in the quarry exceeded 12.5 thousand cubic meters, “single-step her breakthrough into the mine threatens the lives of rescue workers leading the search operation”. Attempts at controlled release of water to no avail. Moreover, there was a threat of flooding groups of pumping units on the horizon -210, as well as failure of the power supply systems, ventilation and lighting.

The press service of the company emphasizes that the Federal rules and regulations in the field of industrial safety prohibit the rescuers to work in these conditions.

In operation the rescuers and miners will be able to continue the search for the missing miners on the horizon -210 without risk to life.

The accident at the mine “Peace” ALROSA on August 4, was completely destroyed by mining and mining equipment, and flooded two of the horizon. Of the 151 miner rescued 143, the search for eight miners continue.