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Port Pirie Nyrstar smelter output interrupted by gas leak

Production at Nyrstar’s copper smelter at Port Pirie
has been disrupted due to a partial closure of the Moomba-Adelaide pipeline,
owned by Epic Energy SA.

The ABC reports that workers at the smelter are doing maintenance and cleaning work
and have not had their shifts disrupted. Production, however, had been

The “significant” leak near Caltowie has seen Port
Pirie residents without gas since yesterday, and Epic Energy says Whyalla’s
residents may also be without gas before the day’s end.

The cause of the leak is unknown.


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