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DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

DOON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is on scene of a crude oil spill caused by a train derailment, just south of Doon, Iowa, that occurred earlier this morning.

At this time, the DNR Environmental Services Field Office staff is assisting the federal, county and local agencies. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is the lead on this derailment investigation. All media inquiries should be directed to Lyon County Sheriff's Office. The DNR does not have further information to provide to the media.

DNR staff is notifying downstream cities, towns and other water supplies. The DNR advises humans and animals to avoid direct contact with the water and recreational activities near the spill and flood waters. 

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