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January 13, 2022

Pipeline spills 300K gallons of diesel near New Orleans

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and MATTHEW BROWN
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans, according to federal records.

The spill from the 16-inch-diameter line operated by Collins Pipeline Co. was discovered Dec. 27 near a levee in St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans, according to documents from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.


 
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