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Iowa City Insurance May Not Cover Landfill Fire

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) --
   Iowa City officials say an insurance claim over a landfill fire last year remains in dispute and may force legal action.
   The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/11HAFiw ) the city's insurance company claims the landfill cell that burned for 15 days last May was not listed on the policy's municipal assets.
   City Manager Tom Markus says the dispute may end in litigation. Melissa Miller, a revenue and risk manager for the city, also says the case may end in litigation if the coverage issue isn't resolved.
   The city's policy with The Travelers Companies lists sheds and buildings at the Iowa City Landfill, but not the cells. The fire caused an estimated $3.5 million in damage.
   A spokesman for The Travelers Companies says the company doesn't discuss insurance claims for privacy reasons.

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