Investigators Say Corrosion Caused Deadly 2016 Pipeline Leak

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TEKAMAH, NEB. (AP) — Federal investigators say corrosion caused a deadly leak in an anhydrous ammonia pipeline in 2016 in northeast Nebraska.

The National Transportation Safety Board says in a report released last week that a series of small fatigue cracks caused by corrosion merged to create the leak in the pipeline operated by Magellan Midstream Partners. The leak killed 59-year-old Phillip Henning who drove into a toxic cloud created by the fertilizer, and it forced the evacuation of 23 rural homes north of Tekamah in October 2016…read more

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