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Green Goo Halts Aldershot Broadband
By: MarkJ - 06 April, 2006 (9:19 AM)

Nearly 500 homes and businesses in Aldershot have been without phone and broadband services for nearly one week now. BT had been about to fix the fault, yet faced delays when faced with a potentially toxic green substance:

In casual conversation with the BT engineers at the scene yesterday evening it seems that they already have a fairly good idea what the green stuff is and were waiting for a second set of results to confirm the initial findings.

The most likely explanation is that the unknown substance is a green dye used to trace water leaks. The damage to the cables appears to be a result of the outer casing being damaged/corroded in some way...and no, giant green maggots aren't thought to be responsible for that.

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