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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:26 PM
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1. Okay, here is the El Mercurio interview (The AP left out a lot)



Looks like someone did not fact check with the Chilean engineers and it leaves Obama looking mighty foolish in Chile.

Back in October some DUers were clamoring that had it not been for the "Americans," the miners would not have been rescued. I disputed that strongly, and got scorched.

Now the truth comes out and it looks like I was right. :rofl:

(Translating important points and quotes left out by AP)

El ingeniero Andr Sougarret, que dirigi el ao pasado el rescate de los 33 mineros que sobrevivieron 69 das atrapados a 700 metros de profundidad dijo que el contratista estadounidense Brandon Fisher no ide el plan, no fue el nico participante, ni tampoco lo hizo gratis.

Sougarret: U.S. contractor Brandon Fisher "DID NOT DESIGN THE PLAN, WAS NOT THE ONLY PARTICIPANT, AND HE DID NOT DO IT FOR FREE.

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Sougarret: clarified that Fisher and his company 'Center Rock' DID NOT DESIGN PLAN B, BUT ONLY PROVIDED THE HAMMERS (DRILL HEADS) THAT WERE USED BY THE DRILLING MACHINE THAT REACHED THE MINERS.

Sougarret, que tras el rescate, concluido el pasado 13 de octubre, fue nombrado subgerente general de Operaciones de la mina 'El Teniente', de la estatal Corporacin del Cobre (Codelco), aclar que Fisher y su empresa 'Center Rock' no disearon el Plan B, sino que slo proporcionaron martillos que fueron utilizados en la perforadora que lleg hasta el refugio donde estaban los mineros.
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Sougarret: "What they did was to put at our disposal a technique, but there were MORE. (Their's) WAS NOT EXCLUSIVE. That's why it was named Plan B, and Plan A and Plan C continued to function."

"Lo que ellos hicieron fue poner a nuestra disposicin una tcnica, pero hubo otras ms. No fue la exclusiva. Por eso se llam 'Plan B', y el 'Plan A' y el 'Plan C' siguieron funcionando", explic.

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Sougarret: "Without doubt their complete team had a participation that finally permitted that we be successful. BUT TO THINK THAT THEY WERE THE ONLY PARTICIPANTS IN THE SUCCESS, I THINK IS TOO MUCH. IT DOES NOT SEEM CORRECT (TO ME).

"Sin duda que su equipo completo tuvo una participacin que finalmente permiti que llegramos al xito. Pero creer que fueron ellos nicamente los partcipes del xito creo que es demasiado. No me parece correcto", aadi.

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Sougarret: ADDED THAT THE CONTRIBUTION BY FISHER WAS NOT GRATIS EITHER, BUT THEY WERE PAID 100,000 DOLLARS FOR THE HAMMERS (DRILLS HEADS) AND THAT THE TECHNIQUE FOR THE PERFORATION DEVELOPED BY THE UNITEDSTATESIANS HAD BEEN BASED ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE PREVIOUS PILOT SHAFTS DESIGNED BY TECHNICAL TEAMS COMPOSED OF (ENGINEERS) FROM CODELCO AND OTHER CHILEAN COMPANIES, SUCH AS ESCONDIDA AND COLLAHUASI.

Sougarret aadi que la aportacin de Fisher tampoco fue gratis, sino que se le pagaron cien mil dlares por los martillos y que la tcnica se perforacin desarrollada por los estadounidenses se bas en la informacin obtenida en los sondeos previos planificados por los equipos tcnicos integrados por funcionarios de Codelco y otras empresas mineras chilenas, como Escondida y Collahuasi.

http://www.cooperativa.cl/sougarret-corrigio-a-obama-contratistas-de-ee-uu-no-fueron-los-unicos-ni-tampoco-fue-gratis/prontus_nots/2011-01-27/091226.html

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