Randy Jones, a former corrosion coordinator for Shell Pipeline Company L.P.pleaded guilty to failing to conduct bi-monthly voltage readings and an annual survey of a pipeline used to transport jet fuel in violation of the Pipeline Safety Act (PSA) and making a false statement to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). The violations were in connection with a pipeline owned by Shell that delivered commercial aviation jet fuel to General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In January 2012 a hole was discovered in the pipeline at Mitchell Airport releasing approximately 9,000 gallons of jet fuel and costing approximately $19.3 million in cleanup costs. DOJ
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