Work begins today on spraying the ventilation control device (VCD2) at 2224.5m up the Pike River Mine drift.  These photos taken looking at the VCD from outbye (from the portal side, looking further up the mine drift).

Close up of steel mesh surroundsImage of scaffolding set up to spray VCD2 with pitcreteA view of VCD2 ready for sprayingLooking at VCD2 from outbye