Initial findings are that the metal tabs that hold the brick in place to the wall are corroded or missing (age). So they will have to refurb the whole trench. They aren’t worried about an impact for next launch, so that kind of work must go pretty quick. The only obstacle is that the company that made the brick is no longer in business (surprise, surprise) and they used asbestos in the mortar. Don’t know who makes firebrick nowadays, but I’m sure they will find someone quickly.
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