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Iowa officials say manure spill near Clarinda cleaned up

October 27, 2017

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) — Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say a manure spill earlier this week near Clarinda has been cleaned up.

The DNR’s Atlantic field office says the spill occurred Tuesday northwest of Clarinda. Contractors worked Wednesday and Thursday to remove about 236 tons of manure-contaminated soil from a ditch near the Lee Brooke confinement site. The mix was applied to crop fields.

Officials say commercial manure applicator Jason Sickles will continue to work with Page County to restore the ditch.

Officials say a stuck pump valve caused about 7,000 gallons of manure to pool at the confinement site, and in roadside and drainage ditches that flow into an unnamed tributary of East Tarkio Creek.

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