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3M gel rots Telstra joints

Monday 14 October 2002 | 00:00 CET | News
PREVENTATIVE medicine administered by Telstra intended to weather-proof its network has been shown to have potentially awkward side-effects. It has spent some AUD 500 million only to discover that the sealant used can cause widespread corrosion. An internal investigation is under way. Roger Bamber, the managing director of the NSW division of Telstra CountryWide, said: "We know we have got a problem and we are fixing it. We are very disappointed the gel failed, and we are conducting an internal investigation into it". AUD 187 million (USD 102.6 million) has already had been set aside

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