robertjoy wrote:I read a report detailing the facts: "Through tubes bored from the surface, exercise equipment including giant elastic-bands, with which the miners can exercise their atrophying muscles, has been delivered, as well as food (rationed to around 2,200 calories a day, to prevent the miners becoming too fat to fit in the rescue cage) and even low-tar cigarettes.
Thanks to the water pumped down from the surface, the miners have had plenty to drink, and they have dug latrines, with natural springs washing away the waste.
Three hundred meters along a tunnel is another natural spring in which they are showering daily."
Yeah, apparently the OP didn't do his research. Appeared to me the miners had bathed themselves before coming to the surface.