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Vandals suspected in lignin tank spill

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

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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