"Pipeline Owner Reaches Milestone In Iowa: 28 Spills Since 2000"

"DES MOINES — The company whose pipeline dumped more than 46,000 gallons of diesel on northern Iowa farmland in January has had more spills than any other pipeline operator in the state over the past 16 years, according to a Des Moines Register analysis.

Magellan Midstream Partners pipelines leaked 27 times in Iowa between 2000 and 2016, spewing tens of thousands of gallons of hazardous products, according to Iowa Department of Natural Resources data. Magellan's spills are nearly double the 14 of Enterprise Products Offering, the second most frequent offender.

Magellan reported its 28th spill Jan. 25 near Hanlontown, Iowa, where a rupture dumped thousands of gallons of diesel onto snow-covered crop fields."

Kevin Hardy reports for the Des Moines Register March 5, 2017.

Source: Des Moines Register, 03/08/2017