NEMAHA, Neb. - Magellan Midstream Partners LP returned its products pipeline system to service in Nebraska late on Dec. 12.
The company also has built berms on the site to contain runoff from rain, which is forecast for Dec. 13-14.
State officials have set up monitoring sites downstream from the spill to measure for contamination. They also will drill deep into the soil to determine how far the fuel has penetrated. Contaminated soil will have to be removed.
"There have been no dead fish reported," said Jim Bunstock, spokesman for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, on Dec. 12. "There's a lot of monitoring going on."
The company spokesman declined to say how deeply the pipelines were buried. He indicated there had been no call to the digger's hotline, as required by state law before any underground work is done.