Pipeline officials say far less diesel fuel than feared spilled from a broken pipeline in north-central Iowa.
Magellan Midstream Partners officials initially estimated that nearly 139,000 gallons spilled when the pipeline broke near Hanlontown on Wednesday.
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But the company told the Mason City Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/2jysuhZ ) Monday that it has reported a new estimate of nearly 47,000 gallons to federal authorities.
Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine said the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company reached the new estimate by calculating how much diesel had to be pumped in to get the pipeline back online.
The 12-inch pipeline returned to service Saturday.
Iowa authorities say the diesel didn't reach any bodies of water. Contaminated snow and diesel are being hauled to a facility in Minneapolis and tainted soil to a landfill near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/