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Vandalism suspected in substance spill near Mississippi

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Police suspect vandalism after a substance spill near the Mississippi River Saturday.  It happened near the Mississippi River at Ice Harbor around 10:45 a.m.

Police say 5,000 gallons of Lignin spilled from a tank that had been vandalized.  Lignin is a tree sap and has the potential to kill aquatic life.

Police don't think any of the substance actually went into the river.  The loss is valued at $8,000.

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