Tag Archives: Miners

Hold off on booze, NASA urges trapped Chile miners

Color piece and update on the trapped Chilean miners, and the medical and structural advice coming from NASA, which sent a panel of doctors down to Chile to help guide the rescue effort. Advertisements

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Miner saga boosts Chile’s Pinera, may help royalty bill

Brief analysis of the positive effect the successful miner rescue had on Chilean President Sebastian Pinera’s approval rating, and the likelihood that this change would help the right-wing leader push his mining royalty bill through the opposition-controlled congress.

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Analysis: LatAm miners want better enforcement of safety rules

Regional analysis of mining safety in light of mining accidents in Colombia, Chile and Venezuela during summer 2010. Role: Reported for the Chilean angle.

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Space, oceans hold clues to Chile miners’ survival

Color story on upcoming steps in the Chilean miner-rescue saga, with quotes from Chilean submarine commander and former NASA astronaut. Role: Contributed writing, reporting, editing.

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Q&A: What’s next for Chilean miners found alive

Basic outline of coming days for the 33 miners found alive but trapped half a mile underground after a cave-in, written in question-and-answer format.

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