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Corroded pipeline bursts in St. Bernard, killing thousands of fish, animals

A severely corroded pipeline ruptured, contaminating an environmentally sensitive area in St. Bernard Parish with more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel, killing thousands of fish and other wildlife. The spill started more than two weeks ago in a 16-inch steel pipe operated by Collins Pipeline Co. That was already more than a year after the section of pipe was identified as needing immediate repair, but pipeline officials complained they were still waiting on permits