The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating spills of corn and sewage in central Iowa. D-N-R spokesman Mick Klemmesrud (clem-us-rood) says the spill of corn happened west of Boone this morning when the connecting system of a rail car apparently failed.A drawbar ruptured one or more grain cars, spilling 80 tons of corn. Klemmesrud says they’re trying to determine if the corn got into the Des Moines River. He doesn’t think the corn poses any environmental threat.as the corn was headed to Cedar Rapids for processing and did not contain any pesticides. The sewage spill came when a system failed at the Carroll wastewater treatment plant around five o’clock this morning.Klemmesrud says they’re trying to determine how the 60-thousand gallons of sewage will impact the river.Klemmesrud says they don’t think the wastewater will kill any fish in the Raccoon River.
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