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More drilling needed for W.Va. rescue attempt

MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) - A Massey executive is saying that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.

J. Christopher Adkins, chief operating officer of Massey Energy Co., said he hoped to have rescue crews back underground Thursday evening. He also says they have found an alternate route that should save time if rescuers are able to enter the mine again.

The announcement came about three hours after rescue crews abandoned the mine because of an increase in the gases.

 

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