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Broken sewer line spills into Missouri River


SIOUX CITY (AP) -- A collapsed sewer line in Sioux City wasn't fixed for a week and spilled about one million gallons of untreated wastewater into the Missouri River.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued the city a notice of violation for not reporting the break within 12 hours.

A resident says the line break happened on March 11, when saturated soil slid into a ravine, carrying a section of the pipeline with it.

Sioux City set up bypass pumps into a section of unbroken line late last week.

The DNR says it has notified residents downstream from the spill.

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