Defective pipe blamed for Nig Creek pipeline explosion

This is the blast which occurred on the Nig Creek pipeline, sparking the fire that spread to surrounding bush and also caused a rupture in the nearby pipeline of Bonavista Energy Corporation. 

The Board found a welding technique used on the Nig Creek line increases the chance of cracks and failure of the pipeline. 

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West Coast has been ordered to make the necessary repairs.

 

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