Alabama Approves $3.3M Settlement with Colonial Pipeline Over 2016 Explosion, Spill, March 16, 2018

The Alabama Attorney General's office has announced a $3.3 million settlement with Colonial Pipeline Company resolving the state's environmental claims resulting from a gasoline leak detected Sept. 9, 2016 and an explosion and fire on Oct. 31 of that year. Approximately 7,370 barrels or 309,540 gallons of gasoline were released in that incident. According to the AG's office, the leak was caused by pipe fatigue that resulted from improper compaction of soil below that portion of the pipeline. 

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