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Iowa airport looks into possible fuel problem


CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is looking into a possible fuel contamination.

Airport spokeswoman Pam Hinman says tests on Tuesday showed a possible contamination in the tanks at the airport and they "erred on the side of caution."

She says some flights were canceled Wednesday. Other planes that left Cedar Rapids fueled up in Moline, Ill., while those that arrived late had full tanks and were able to leave Wednesday morning.

Hinman says two operators have contracts with the airlines to supply fuel.

She says fuel is tested regularly and a test must have indicated the fuel needed to be checked further.

Hinman says test results are expected Wednesday.

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