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Situation for Chilean miners improves

Sep 2, 2010
The drilling operation to rescue 33 miners trapped underground in Chile was suspended temporarily after a fault was detected in the rock, but has since resumed. And we also learned the owner of the mine is in trouble and close to bankruptcy.

Keeping Chile's trapped miners alive

Aug 25, 2010
Thirty-three miners trapped a half-mile underground for nearly three weeks have not been told how much longer they'll likely be stuck. But government reports say the ordeal could last several months. The BBC's reporter in Chile, Gideon Long, talks with Bob Moon about what he saw when he visited the mine recently and the Chilean mining industry.