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DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

LYON COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a crash and diesel spill near Marsh Avenue and A-34 about four miles south of Little Rock in Lyon County.

Fewer than 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a semi’s fuel tank, which was punctured during the crash. With the overnight heavy rains, the fuel has been carried into Whitney Creek, a tributary of Little Rock River and Rock River.

Boom and pads have been deployed, but the heavily flowing water is making it difficult to keep the fuel completely contained.

The DNR will continue to monitor the situation. 

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