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Missouri weighing penalties against Iowa co-op whose spill killed at least 750,000 fish

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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With penalties pending in Iowa, NEW Cooperative also faces enforcement in Missouri as the state investigates the company’s large nitrogen fertilizer spill in Red Oak that flowed downstream for 50 miles, killing at least 750,000 fish before crossing the border. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources last month notified Fort Dodge-based NEW that its investigation found “serious and significant violations” and that it had referred the case to the state’s water protection compliance and enforcement section for further action. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, meanwhile, has recommended the state...

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