Pipeline Settles Claims Over Kan. Ammonia Spill

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The owner and operators of a pipeline in Kingman, Kan., that spilled massive amounts of anhydrous ammonia into a nearby creek when it ruptured in 2004 will pay authorities $452,535 to settle a lawsuit seeking damages for the pollution.

The owner, Magellan Ammonia Pipeline LP, and two operators, Enterprise Operating Products LLC and Mid-America Pipeline LLC, agreed in a consent decree filed Tuesday to compensate the United States and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the spill.

The companies also agreed to arrange for...
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