In northern Minn., Soudan mine fire menaces underground science lab

The uncontrolled fire deep in the Soudan Underground Mine now threatens the advanced $60 million scientific MINOS laboratory two levels below the fire, reports WDIO. It’s not the fire, but the water collecting at the bottom of the mine that poses a risk. Pumps that normally keep the mine dry are without power. In 1-2 days the water could flood the lab.

The Timberjay reports that state officials are still trying to figure out how to fight the tricky subterranean blaze. The mine is a state park.

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