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Chile Miner Rescue:Don’t forget to turn the light off…


Image from Wikimedia. (CC) I.Astalos


All 33 of the miners, originally trapped in the mine in Chile, have been rescued. Now, the last few rescue workers are being hauled to the surface.

I was just thinking about the awesome responsibility of being the last one out.

First of all, I guess you have to turn the light out.

Though, I also wonder if there is equipment that should be sent up, any fuels or technology items which should not be left behind? Which really goes to the question of how does any mine get abandoned and/or cleaned, and what is the impact of that on the earth…

Now that all the miners are safe, time to start asking tough questions about mining, mine safety, mine regulation, and environmental impact of mining. Imagine the financial and environmental impact created by the need for this rescue?

[Update: When the last rescuer came up, he did leave lights on. And, at the surface, the translator repeated some words said to him, including “Did you remember to make the beds?” and “Did you turn the lights off?” LOL!]

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