CLARKE COUNTY, Iowa — Officials are looking into a grease spill that’s been linked to a fish kill in Clarke County.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say a pumping station failed at Osceola Foods on Sunday morning. That caused grease to spill into a ditch that leads to White Breast Creek, just south of the city. Some small fish in the ditch were killed.
Officials say the grease is likely to reach the creek.
A clean-up effort is underway and officials say they’ll consider restoring the fish population.