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Charges sought after Avista pipeline rupture

Pipeline leak effected approx. 37,000 homes

PULLMAN - The Washington Utilities and Transportation commission received a report from a Washington State Agency during its Thursday, Dec. 21, open meeting that wants to charge local farmer, Brad Meyer, for a misdemeanor for the ruptured pipeline that occurred Nov. 8, near Pullman causing a natural gas outage.

According to reports, the agency was investigating Meyers who allegedly was digging a four-inch drain line with a tractor and implement when he hit and ruptured the pipeline.

According to reports, investigators say Meyer allegedly broke state law when he failed to notify a call center b...


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