July 30, 2007

Bill Arnold, President, Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation, talks about the Quecreek Mine Rescue and introduces Gov. Schweiker at the 5th anniversary celebration on July 28, 2007 at the mine rescue site in Somerset County, Pa.
Bill and Lori Arnold and their family live on a working organic dairy farm where the rescue shaft was drilled to free the miners.
For 77 hours, from July 24-28, 2002, the world’s attention and prayers were with the rescuers and nine miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine until their successful rescue.
To watch other speakers at the event:
Gov. Mark Schweiker, who stayed during the entire rescue
Joe Sbaffoni, DEP’s Director of Deep Mine Safety
Kevin Stricklin, U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration
Larry Neff, Pristine Resources-Beth Energy Drilling Services
Overview of the anniversary celebration and the mine rescue site.
For more information, visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation website and the Pa Department of Environmental Protection Quecreek Mine Rescue webpage.