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What should be done with the Pike River Mine?

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Photo / Simon Baker
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Family of the Pike River dead are accusing Government of not communicating concerns about "lax" mine safety standards leading up to the explosions that killed their loved ones.

Prime Minister John Key earlier this week told The Australian Pike River, which was a single-entry uphill mine, would not have been constructed in Australia because its design would have been illegal.

In the wake of the explosions which killed 29 men at the mine in November, Mr Key said he understood New Zealand safety standards matched those of Australia.

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