In the area of search operation at the Mir mine, there was a threat of flooding
Moscow. 21 Aug. INTERFAX.RU — Water that continues to accumulate in the quarry of the mine “Mir” (Yakutia), at any time may collapse in mining where searches are conducted and flood pumping units, the press service of the Siberian regional centre (SRC) Russian emergencies Ministry.
According to the report, the volume of water in the quarry due to the large water production steadily increased until to eliminate the threat of its breakout failed. It is noted that the water in the mine workings of the mine “Mir” already so many that there is a danger of failure of the power supply systems and ventilation.
“Hydrogeological conditions of this Deposit is very specific. First, high water content, contributing to the powerful flow of water in underground workings and in the bowl of the quarry. Second, the presence of salt, which makes the aquifer highly aggressive environment compared to metal and concrete,” — are reported words of the representative of the St. Petersburg Institute of mine engineering Evgenia Stepanova.