Burst pipeline failed before

2014-12-30 00:00

THE high-pressure diesel pipeline that burst and spilled over 200 000 litres of noxious fuel into a posh housing estate in Hillcrest last week has failed before — with a similar environmental accident 16 years ago.

The Witness can reveal, through a well-placed source from within the ranks of Transnet, that a weakened portion of the pipeline had succumbed to internal ­pressures and burst.

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