The Oil Leak from the City of Storm Lake Dredge has been contained.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say hydraulic oil that had leaked from a dredge in the Storm Lake marina area has been contained.
The Sioux City Journal reports that city staffers discovered the leak around 7 a.m. Thursday. The Iowa Natural Resources Department says the 10 to 20 gallons of the vegetable-based oil was contained and collected by absorbent booms.
Department environmental specialist Julie Sievers says she doesn’t expect the leak to have a significant environmental impact because the oil was recovered so quickly.
A worker shut off an underwater valve to stop the leak, which occurred during routine maintenance after winter storage.
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