Work crews are cleaning up a spill of more than 60,000 gallons of a diesel mix from a broken pipeline in north-central Iowa.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2kkvXCB ) that the leak from a 12-inch Magellan Midstream Partners pipe was discovered around 8 a.m. Wednesday north of Hanlontown. Officials say the diesel and slush-diesel mixture had pooled in a farm field and had not reached nearby Willow Creek or the Hanlontown Slough Waterfowl Production Area.
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it was informed about 63,000 gallons of fuel had spilled. Crews had removed about 25,000 gallons of diesel and diesel-contaminated snow by early afternoon Wednesday.
Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa DNR joined Magellan and other local officials at the scene on Wednesday.
Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/