Rescuers Ready as Toxic Gases Clear From Mine

The desperate families of West Virginia miners still unaccounted for were told late today that holes drilled into the exploded mine shaft were beginning to help release the toxic gases that have kept rescue teams from going in to search for survivors. A federal safety official said this evening that levels of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and methane were dropping at the top of the holes and levels at the bottom of the holes would be tested late this evening to determine whether it was safe for...Full Story
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