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U.S. Attorney Statement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – U. S. Attorney Tom Beall made the following statement:

Based on information known to the U.S. Attorney’s Office we have closed our inquiry into the Oct. 29, 2011, explosion of a grain elevator at 324 Riverfront Road in Atchison, Kan. We have determined there is not sufficient evidence to support criminal charges against the owner, Bartlett Grain Company. This announcement does not dismiss pending enforcement actions by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Updated November 10, 2016