Pipeline, Operators To Pay $4M Over Ammonia Spills

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Magellan Ammonia Pipeline LP and two of its former operating firms have agreed to pay a $3.65 million civil penalty, and Magellan will spend an additional $550,000 for improvements to its pipeline system, to settle allegations of environmental violations related to two separate 2004 anhydrous ammonia spills.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice filed the consent agreement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on Friday, along with a joint complaint seeking to recover civil damages under the Comprehensive...
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