Installation of Two New Pipelines in Cheyenne.

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An oil spill of about 126,000 gallons occurred when construction workers ruptured a 24-inch pipeline. They were installing two new pipelines six miles south of Exeland, Wisconsin.


The oil that spilled flowed into a pit that was dug for the construction project. The pipe ruptured when the workers were getting ready to drill under the road. 


A trench box made of steel, which was put into a 15-ft. deep ditch to prevent it from collapsing, hit the pipeline and formed a large hole.


According to the officials, groundwater and soil were not affected by the spill.

Cause: Pipe rupture via steel trench box 


Damage: None 


Injuries: None

Keywords: Petroleum/gasoline pipelines; Spills (environmental pollution); Trench box


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