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Industrial wastewater discharged into Mississippi River

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KEOKUK COUNTY (KWWL) -

About 500 gallons of wastewater has been discharged into the Mississippi River at the Roquette America, Inc. plant in Keokuk.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the discharge happened between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Monday morning after a expansion joint on a condensate pump failed.

The condensate may have contained ethanol and related compounds, but it will not be known for sure until sampling is completed.  The company stopped the pump and repaired the pump shortly after the incident.

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