No Sign of Trapped Miners

Air tests reveal plenty of oxygen in pierced chamber
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2007 4:48 AM CDT
Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., gives an update on the rescue attempt at the Crandall Canyon Mine on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, northwest of Huntington, Utah....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A microphone lowered into a Utah coal mine cavity through a 2.5-inch hole has so far picked up no signs of life from six miners believed to be trapped there. Mine Company CEO Bob Murray cautioned against interpreting the development as bad news. He said the "good news" is that the drill found the cavity. There has been no communication with the miners since Monday.

Tests showed that the air in the chamber was "very, very good," he said. "That means
if they're alive, they're going to stay alive in that atmosphere," Murray said.
The drill pierced the chamber 1,500 feet underground late last night.