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Magellan pipeline ruptures in southeast Nebraska

Magellan pipeline ruptures in southeast Nebraska

December 11th, 2011 in News

NEMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A pipeline carrying petroleum from Kansas City, Mo., to Omaha has ruptured, spilling an estimated 252,000 gallons.

Magellan Midstream Partners spokesman Bruce Hein says a landowner hit the pipeline with a bulldozer Saturday near Nemaha. Magellan's control room in Tulsa, Okla., noticed a drop in pressure and quickly shut down the line.

Hein says there are two pipes that run through the area and both were affected. He says an initial estimate puts the spill at 252,000 gallons but that could be revised as a crew cleans up the area and fix the pipes. A Magellan crew was at the site Sunday.

No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered as a result of the spill.