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Workers contain oil leaked at Storm Lake marina

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STORM LAKE (KWWL) -  Officials say hydraulic oil that had leaked from a dredge in the Storm Lake marina area has been contained.
   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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