Texas City gasoline pipeline break repaired

March 1, 2011 8:48:24 AM PST
A gasoline pipeline break in Southeast Texas has been repaired and cleanup continues after about 5,000 gallons leaked into a bayou. The Galveston County Daily News reports pipeline owner Magellan Midstream Partners late Monday received approval from the state to put the Texas City line back into service.

No injuries were reported last Thursday when the break forced the evacuation of more than 30 homes and businesses. The spill forced the rerouting of some traffic.

Company spokesman Bruce Heine says a boom between a drainage canal and the bayou remains in place, as a precaution.