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FATAL FERTILIZER PIPELINE ACCIDENT IN NEBRASKA

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A pipeline operator has reported that a release of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in northeast Nebraska has killed a man.

Magellan Midstream Partners, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, says the leak occurred late Monday evening in part of its 8-inch pipeline system near Tekamah.

The cause of the leak is being investigated.

The company said other nearby residents were evacuated and some roads were closed.

The man’s name hasn’t been released.

Magellan says it’s notified local, state and federal authorities.

Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Jodie Fawl says a state emergency response team has been dispatched, but she had no other information.