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18 Miners trapped near Wroclaw


ShawnH 8 | 1,507
20 Mar 2013 #1
Breaking news about 18 miners trapped after a quake.

Hope all ends well...

thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/19/polish_mine_collapse_18_workers_trapped.html

Apparently it was a magnitude 4.7, at a depth of 3.7 km 3km (2mi) NE of Polkowice, Poland according to the USGS

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fp74#summary
beckski 12 | 1,617
20 Mar 2013 #2
My prayers are with all the trapped miners.God bless
4 eigner 2 | 831
20 Mar 2013 #3
Hope all ends well...

yep, let's hope for the best.
jon357 67 | 16,797
20 Mar 2013 #4
The spokesman just said they have a lot of boulders to shift. Fingers crossed that it turns out well.
legend 3 | 664
20 Mar 2013 #5
The miners are safe!
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
20 Mar 2013 #6
Fantastic News!
krystianess - | 1
21 Mar 2013 #7
The quake was provoked by using fracturing method to produce shale gas. And I'm very happy that all miners are safe now. But I don't understand how authorities allowed people to work and use that dangerous method somewhere at the same time. I can't even imagine where exactly they decided to test fracturing but we saw the result but thankfully everything turned out well. This accident is just another reminder that rush to use some unexplored ways to produce energy is too dangerous and do not worth our efforts. We can't be sure that another fracturing test will be without victims...
jon357 67 | 16,797
21 Mar 2013 #8
But I don't understand how authorities allowed people to work and use that dangerous method somewhere at the same time.

Money.

This accident is just another reminder that rush to use some unexplored ways to produce energy is too dangerous and do not worth our efforts.

Spot on. Shale gas fracking is something that Europe does not need.
Zibi - | 336
21 Mar 2013 #9
Shale gas fracking is something Poland definitely needs and if it appears there are any chances of obtaining energy from it we will most certainly use it.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
21 Mar 2013 #10
The quake was provoked by using fracturing method to produce shale gas

So how do we explain the hundreds of other tremors in the area since 1990?

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fp74#historical-seismicity_1990
Wroclaw Boy
21 Mar 2013 #11
it appears there are any chances of obtaining energy from it we will most certainly use it.

humm yes.
jon357 67 | 16,797
21 Mar 2013 #12
if it appears there are any chances of obtaining energy

Remove the word 'energy' and substitute with the word 'money'. Also add extreme environmental damage that will last for generations.
Zibi - | 336
21 Mar 2013 #13
Energy=Money. Obviously! "Also add extreme environmental damage that will last for generations?" There is no reliable proof of that. In any case, it is in the country's best interest to become less dependent on russian energy, therefore it will accept certain risks, if any.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
21 Mar 2013 #14
Any word on how the miners are doing or if the mine is going back into production any time soon?


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