I wouldn't say highly unlikely. 50-60% to erupt in 24 hours. They may be there for a few hours? Well, its been 5 already. I'd say its high risk, it can go at any time, or not at all. Its highly unstable right now.
Well, you know my position on this. They should be there at all while the Island is in this state.
If they come back mostly unharmed, people will use the incorrect logic, that it was worth it, and the right thing to do. I will never agree with that. It's hard. It's cold, but it's the truth.
Your logic, your truth. No less relevant than others, but not universally shared.
In the aftermath of this terrible tragedy, there is understandably a range of views as to what are the right next steps. In the end, its a judgement call that has to be made.
And the judgement call they made is one I personally support.
I agree with today’s recovery while agreeing with @networkn. They have done due diligence as far as reasonable safety is concerned and are now proceeding with caution. Rushing in on the first or following day could have ended in an even greater tragedy. If anything had happened this would have been another load for the families of the victims to bare.
We must remember that the rescuers & recovery teams all have families as well.
Pike river could have been handled much better… this is not the same situation.