Grease Spill Linked to Clarke County Fish Kill

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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.

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