- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

HARTFORD, Ill. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a 35-mile section of the Mississippi River has reopened after a pipeline ruptured and leaked diesel fuel in southwestern Illinois.

In a statement Saturday, the Coast Guard says the pipeline has been secured and the incident is under investigation.

Phillips 66 spokeswoman Melissa Erker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1aF12ui ) the company discovered a leak about 8:45 a.m. Friday. She says the leak stopped about 10 a.m. and the amount was about 25,000 gallons.

The pipeline runs from the company’s storage terminal to a loading dock near the Wood River Refinery, about 20 miles upriver from St. Louis.

Fuel was spotted in the Cahokia Canal, which drains into the river.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Kim Biggs said Saturday the agency had no additional updates.

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