Diesel spill in Tarkio River near Stanton sparks cleanup efforts after bridge collapse

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2023
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About 100 gallons of diesel and other pollutants flowed down the Tarkio River early Friday morning when a bridge on a private drive collapsed and a fertilizer spreader entered the waterway. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, an unknown amount of mono ammonium phosphate, sulfur and potash spilled into the river 1 mile north of Stanton. DNR field staff reported seeing no dead fish in the river. A fuel tank ruptured during the collapse, causing the diesel spill, the release said. DNR staff placed booms...

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