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NOVA: Emergency Mine Rescue

With special access to the site of the San José, Chile, mine, the mining engineers and the miners’ families, NOVA chronicles the miners’ 69-day ordeal and the work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring the trapped miners safely to the surface.

Hillside with drills A, B and C in background, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Hillside with drills A, B and C in background, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Driller operating the "Plan B" drill, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Driller operating the "Plan B" drill, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

"Plan B" drill, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

"Plan B" drill, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Families' flags, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Families' flags, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Camp Esperanza, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Camp Esperanza, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Hillside with flags and families messages, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Hillside with flags and families messages, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Brandon Fisher, owner of Center Rock Inc., San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Brandon Fisher, owner of Center Rock Inc., San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

"Plan B" team celebrating on breaking through to the miners on Saturday, October 9, 2010, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

"Plan B" team celebrating on breaking through to the miners on Saturday, October 9, 2010, San José Mine, Copiapo, Chile.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

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