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Grundy Co. farm fined for one-call violation

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The Iowa Attorney General's office has announced fines against 4 organizations for violating the Iowa One Call policy, including a Grundy Co. farm.  District Court judges in Warren, Boone, Hancock, and Grundy Counties issued the fines ranging from $1000 to $10,000.  Kruger Farms, Inc., of Dike was assessed a civil penalty of $1,000 and prohibited from further violations.  The Iowa Attorney General's Office says the company conducted an excavation in October 2008 to repair a tile line without first contacting the Iowa One Call Notification Center and providing prior notice of the excavation to owners and operators of underground facilities.  During the excavation, the company contacted the Iowa One Call Notification Center regarding the excavation.  The excavation came within 78 feet of a 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline under 658 psi of pressure, and 132 feet of a 26-inch diameter natural gas pipeline under 658 psi of pressure, prior to the pipelines being located and marked.

Online Reporter: Bob Waters

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