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Boil Advisory to be Issued for Marble Rock in Floyd County

Boil Advisory to be Issued for Marble Rock in Floyd County

  • 7/19/2016 2:29:00 PM
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MARBLE ROCK – Due to routine cleaning and inspection of the town’s water tower on July 20, the City of Marble Rock is advising residents to boil water during the maintenance and until bacteria samples come back clean. 
DNR Investigating O'Brien County Fish Kill

DNR Investigating O'Brien County Fish Kill

  • 6/30/2016 3:11:00 PM
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SUTHERLAND – The DNR responded to a manure spill in O’Brien County about five miles northeast of Sutherland Thursday afternoon.
DNR Responds to Spill in Lyon County

DNR Responds to Spill in Lyon County

  • 6/29/2016 9:21:00 AM
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ROCK RAPIDS –Environmental specialists from the DNR’s Spencer field office were called to an accident scene after a semi flatbed trailer rolled into the ditch near Highway 9 about six miles west of Rock Rapids Tuesday morning.
Boil Advisory Lifted for City of Moravia

Boil Advisory Lifted for City of Moravia

  • 6/24/2016 2:45:00 PM
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MORAVIA – A boil advisory for the city of Moravia in Appanoose County has been lifted. Water samples collected from the system show the water is safe to drink.
Leaking Manure Storage Reaches Creek in Osceola

Leaking Manure Storage Reaches Creek in Osceola

  • 6/16/2016 1:35:00 PM
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ASHTON – Thursday morning a complaint about a manure discharge led DNR investigators to a leaking aboveground storage tank about 1.5 miles northeast of Ashton in Osceola County.
First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

  • 6/14/2016 11:06:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS - An ozone monitoring site in Scott County Park north of Davenport recorded an eight-hour average ozone level of 71 parts per billion yesterday, June 13. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s eight-hour average health threshold is 70 parts per billion.
Railroad Cleaning Up Tracks From Leaking Tanker

Railroad Cleaning Up Tracks From Leaking Tanker

  • 6/7/2016 3:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES – A railroad tanker carrying 25,000 gallons of animal fat leaked along tracks Monday from Missouri Valley in Harrison County to Fairfax in Linn County, a distance of approximately 200 miles.
Boil Advisory Still in Place for New Market

Boil Advisory Still in Place for New Market

  • 6/2/2016 3:23:00 PM
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NEW MARKET – Even though water pressure has been restored, a boil advisory will remain in place for the city of New Market in Taylor County until bacteria samples can be collected to ensure the water is safe.
Manure Spill to Small Creek in Union County

Manure Spill to Small Creek in Union County

  • 6/1/2016 11:59:00 AM
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THAYER – Tuesday afternoon, Union County maintenance staff accidentally nicked a hose used to transport manure while mowing a right-of-way about one mile north of Thayer.
Tank of Dilute Herbicide Recovered From Delaware County Stream

Tank of Dilute Herbicide Recovered From Delaware County Stream

  • 5/21/2016 7:57:00 PM
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MANCHESTER – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will continue to monitor a small tributary of Golden Branch northeast of Ryan in Delaware County after a tank with dilute herbicide fell into the stream Saturday morning.
Wastewater Discharge in Armstrong

Wastewater Discharge in Armstrong

  • 5/12/2016 2:36:00 PM
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ARMSTRONG – A power outage caused a pump to fail in the city of Armstrong in Emmet County early Thursday morning.
Bottled Water Advisory Issued in Bristow in Butler County

Bottled Water Advisory Issued in Bristow in Butler County

  • 5/12/2016 11:46:00 AM
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BRISTOW – The city of Bristow has issued a bottled water advisory to be in effect until the pump for the city’s main well is replaced next week or until test results show water is safe to drink.
Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

  • 5/8/2016 1:16:00 PM
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 24-hour health threshold for PM2.5 is 35 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3).   Exceedances of this threshold were recorded at several monitoring sites in Iowa on Saturday.
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

  • 5/7/2016 2:54:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Fine particulate (PM2.5) levels near federal health standards are expected in northern and central Iowa today.  A plume of smoke originating from Canadian wildfires is passing southward through the state. This smoke plume caused a spike in fine particle levels in northern Iowa this morning that may last for several more hours.
Limited Wastewater Discharge To West Lake Okoboji

Limited Wastewater Discharge To West Lake Okoboji

  • 5/4/2016 3:22:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The Great Lakes Sanitary Sewer District discovered a wastewater discharge at 10:30 a.m. following an electrical failure at a N. Lagoon Street pumping station located in the city of Spirit Lake.
Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

  • 4/27/2016 9:55:00 AM
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MAYESVILLE – The city of Mayesville in Scott County has issued a boil advisory after the city lost pressure following maintenance on the water supply system.
Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

  • 4/22/2016 10:21:00 AM
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WEBSTER CITY – A Thursday morning complaint about a fuel sheen on a drainage ditch east of Webster City led DNR field investigators to a leaking storage tank at the Stonega Branch of United Cooperative east of Webster City.
Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

  • 4/21/2016 10:51:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – Water samples taken over two consecutive days have tested clear for bacteria, allowing the city of Oskaloosa to lift a boil advisory.
DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

  • 4/21/2016 7:02:00 AM
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EDDYVILLE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill following a discharge of partially treated wastewater into an unnamed tributary of the Des Moines River early Thursday morning.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/21/2016 2:18:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/20/2016 10:21:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 4/14/2016 7:00:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions.
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