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Utah Mine Owner: Sixth Borehole Will Be The Last One

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - Workers at the site of the Utah mine
collapse plan to begin boring a sixth hole today.

Officials say it will be drilled into the area where six miners
were last believed to have been working when they were trapped by a
cave-in August 6th.

Earlier boreholes have revealed no signs of life and little
breathable air more than 1,500 feet underground. Three rescue
workers were killed last week while trying to tunnel toward the
miners.

Mine co-owner Bob Murray says this sixth borehole will be the
last. He told a news conference that drilling that final hole will
"bring closure" for him, meaning, he said, that the miners could
never be brought out alive. Murray acknowledged that it may not
bring closure to the miners' families.

A spokesman for relatives of the miners says the families don't
want the search to end until the men are found.

Murray also said he won't resume mining in any part of the mine.


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