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State investigates manure spill in northwest Iowa

By: - February 28, 2020 9:51 am

A manure spill near Kingsley in northwest Iowa’s Plymouth County Thursday afternoon sent 2,000 gallons of waste downstream, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported.

Some of the manure reached a small tributary of John’s Creek, polluting about a half-mile stretch. Kingsley Sow LLC reported a pipe between a pit and earthen basin loosened, possibly causing the spill. The company was checking to see if the manure could be pumped from the stream.

No fish-kill is expected. DNR will consider enforcement action.

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